What does Medea mean?
Medea /me-dea/ [3 sylls.] 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.
How popular is Medea?
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 (outside Top 1000) appearing in the Top 1000. This girl name was at the peak of its popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.007%) and is now less widespread. (2014 Birth Statistics)