Meaning and Name Origin
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 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 popularity of the girl name Medea and associated names. The only prominent varying form of Medea (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 is Media. This girl name was at the peak of its popularity during 1880-1889 and is now less widespread. (2014 Birth Statistics)