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What does Medea mean?

Medea Pronunciation of Medea [medea] 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.

Associated with: greek, mythology.


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

Creative forms:
(female) Meedea, Mendea, ..

(male) Mese, Meseh, ..

Middle name pairings:
Medea Serenity (M.S.), ..

How popular is Medea?

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Madora, Media and Medora are the prominent varying forms of Medea (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Medea were popular with parents in the 1880s (average #1267). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Madora, Media, Medora 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, Maddy, Mady, Maida, Mayda, Maydey, Meda and Medie. Other recommended names are Aldea, Ardea, Beea, Cerea, Hedlea (see Hadley), Madel, Madena, Madera, Madra, Malea, Mea, Meade, Meara, Mecca, Medina, Meeca, Meeka, Meena, Meera, Megen, Meica, Meira, Mekea, Mela, Melba, Melesa, Melia, Mella, Melva, Melya, Mena, Mera, Merel, Merla, Merna, Mesa, Meta, Meya, Meyta and Terea. These names tend to be more frequently used than Medea.