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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.


Clea has 2 variant forms: Claea and Klea.

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).

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

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

Similar Names

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.