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.
Affiliated girl name: Cleo.Creative forms:
(female) Caea, Ceea, ..
(male) Cleam, Clen, .. Middle name pairings:
Clea Irie (C.I.), ..
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)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Cleo (#1755 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, 2015)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.