What does Nea mean?
Nea /nea/ [1 syll.] as a name for girls. Nea's name origins are Gaelic and Swahili, and Nea means "lustrous; goal, purpose". Nea is a variant transcription of Nia (Gaelic, Swahili). Compare last name Ney.
How popular is Nea?
Nea is an uncommon given name for women but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#132259 out of 150436, Top 88%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Nea and associated names. Nia (#487 last year), Nyah and Nya are the popular related forms of Nea (unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in the year 2001 (usage of 0.523%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.171%, down 67.3%), with the versions Nya and Nyah becoming less in vogue. Nia (#487) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Nea is alike in pronunciation to Na-, Naia, Noa and Noe. Other recommended similar baby names are Bea, Dea, Lea▼, Mea, Neda, Neka, Nel, Nela, Nena, Nera, Neta▼, Neva▼, Rea, Tea▼ and Zea. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nea.