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What does Clea mean?

Clea /clea/ 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.

Associated with: greek, glory


Clea has 2 variants: Claea and Klea.

Affiliated girl name: Cleo.

Clea has 6 more related forms via Cleopatra, Clio: Cleo, Cleona, Cleone, Cleta, Clio and Klio.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Caea, Ceea, ..

(male) Cleam, Clen, ..

How popular is Clea?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is an analysis of the history of Clea and associated names. Cleo (#1975 the previous year), Cleta, Cleopatra, Cleone and Cleona are the popular varying forms of Clea (unlisted). These forms of Clea were favored as birth names in the 1910s (adoption of 0.1%) and are now significantly less popular, with the version Cleo becoming somewhat dated. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cleo, Cleona, Cleone, Cleopatra, 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 Chloe, Chloee, Clo, Cloe, Cloey and Kloe. Other suggested similar names are Alea, Aleea, Arlea, Bea, Beea, Brea, Caela, Caera, Cala, Calee, Calen, Caley, Calla, Cama, Cee, Cela, Cele, Celena, Celes, Celia, Celka, Celsea, Cera, Cerea, Chel, Chela, Cher, Ciera, Cile, Cilia, Cilka, Cilla, Cima, Cira, Clara, Clelia, Clem, Cleva, Clora, Coe, Coel, Cole, Colena, Coleta (see Colette), Coley, Cora, Cree, Cyma, Cyra, Drea, Gaea, Galea, Halea, Jalea, Kalea, Kilea, Kylea, Lea, Malea, Mea, Nalea, Nea, Rea, Rhea, Shea, Talea, Tea, Thea and Trea. These names tend to be more frequently used than Clea.