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What does Clea mean?

Clea \c-lea\ as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Clea is "glory". A contraction of Cleopatra. Invented by author Lawrence Durrell for a character in his famous "Alexandria Quartet" (1958). See also Clio.


Clea has 2 variants: Claea and Klea.

For more information, see also the related girl name Cleo.

Clea has 7 more related forms via Cleopatra, Clio: Cleo, Cleona, Cleone, Cleonie, Cleta, Clio and Klio.


Clea is an uncommon given name for women but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#87729 out of 150436, Top 58%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Clea and associated names. Cleta and Cleo are the popular varying forms of Clea (#unlisted). These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.5185%) and are now significantly less popular, with the versions Cleo and Cleta becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cleo, Cleta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Clea and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Clea is pronounced similarly to Clo, Cloe and Cloey. Other suggested similar baby names are Alea, Caela, Cala, Calee, Caley, Calla, Cela, Cele, Celia, Chel, Chela, Cile, Cilia, Cilla, Clem, Cleva, Coel, Cole and Coley. These names tend to be more frequently used than Clea.