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Galatea meaning and name origin
Galatea \g(a)-la-tea\ as a girl's name is pronounced gal-ah-TEE-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Galatea is "white as milk". Mythology: Galatea was a statue loved by the sculptor Pygmalion. She was brought to life for him by Aphrodite. The myth, via G.B. Shaw's play "Pygmalion", is the source of the musical "My Fair Lady".
Galatea has 2 variant forms: Galatee and Galathea.
Baby names that sound like Galatea are Caltha and Glade.
Popularity of Galatea
Galatea is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Galatea for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Galatea with its variant forms and related girl baby names.