Meaning and name origin
Clea \c-lea\ as a girl's 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Cleo.
Clea is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Clea and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Cleo. (2014 statistics).
Clea is also 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, Cleta▼, Cleva, Coel, Cole and Coley. These names tend to be more commonly used than Clea.