What does Rea mean?
Associated with: greek.
(female) Rela, Riea, ..
(male) Reane, Reara, .. Middle name pairings:
Rea Frances (R.F.), ..
How popular is Rea?
Rea is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3614 out of 4276, Top 85%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#2423 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Rea entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its peak position of #1657 in the U.S. in the 1900s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Reya (#1894 last year), Rhea (#989) and Ria are the popular variation forms of Rea rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Rhaya, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Rea was well-received in the 1890s (average #1558) and is somewhat less today (#1720, 25.1% less usage).
Rea is alike in pronunciation to Rae▼, Ray▼, Raya, Raye, Ree, Rei, Rey, Roya, Rue, Rui and Rye. Other suggested similar names are Bea, Dea, Lea, Mea, Nea, Read, Reba▼, Reda, Rena▼, Reta▼, Reva▼, Reza, Tea▼ and Zea. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rea.See names in meaning and etymology.