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What does Medea mean?

Medea \m(e)-dea\ as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Medea is "ruling". Greek mythology: Medea was a witch who left a trail of dead bodies behind her, giving this name gruesome connotations.


Medea has 5 variants: Madora, Medeia, Media, Medora and Medorah.


Medea is an unusual given name for women. Medea is an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Medea and associated names. Media is the only prominent varying form of Medea (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.007%) and are now less widespread. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Medea is alike in pronunciation to Mada, Meda and Medie. Other recommended similar baby names are Meade, Mekea, Meta and Meyta. These names tend to be more frequently used than Medea.