Meaning and Name Origin
Rhea \r-hea\ as a girls' name is pronounced REE-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Rhea is "flowing". Mythology: Rhea was the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hera, and Demeter. Rhea is also a Welsh name referring to a river in Wales. Actress Rhea Perlman.
For more information, see also the related girl name Cybele.
Rhea is a very prominent first name for women (#960 out of 4276, Top 22%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#3277 out of 88799, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Rhea for girls. Rhea reached its peak position of #398 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Rhea▼ is pronounced similarly to Rae▼, Raya, Ree, Rei, Rie, Roya, Rue and Rye. Other recommended similar baby names are Rheba, Rheta, Shea▼ and Thea▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rhea.