Meaning and name origin
Nea \nea\ as a girl's name is of Gaelic and Swahili origin, and the meaning of Nea is "lustrous; goal, purpose". Nea is a variant of Nia (Gaelic, Swahili): also short form of names with the -nia ending, used as an independent name after the fashion of Mia.
Nea is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Nea is also pronounced similarly to Na-, Naia, Noa and Noe. Other suggested 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 commonly used than Nea.