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Meaning and name origin

Rhea \r-hea\ as a girl's 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.


Variations

Rhea has 6 variant forms: Rea, Reya, Rhae, Rhaya, Rhia and Ria.

For more information, see also the related girl name Cybele.


Popularity

Rhea is a very popular first name for females (#960 out of 4276, Top 22%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3277 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Rhea for girls. Rhea reached its highest rank of #398 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rhea name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rhea outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Rhea and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ria and Rhea. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Rhea in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Rhea, Ria outside U.S.


Similar Names

Rhea is also pronounced similarly to Rae, Raya, Ree, Rei, Rie, Roya, Rue and Rye. Other suggested similar baby names are Rheba, Rheta, Shea and Thea. These names tend to be less commonly used than Rhea.

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