Meaning and name origin
Medea \m(e)-dea\ as a girl's 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 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 Medea and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Media. (2014 statistics).