What does Rhea mean?
Rhea [rhea] 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.
Affiliated girl name: Cybele.Creative forms:
(female) Reea, Riea, ..
(male) Rhead, Rher, .. Middle name pairings:
Rhea Adalee (R.A.), ..
How popular is Rhea?
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 (#4188 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Rhea reached its peak position of #398 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is currently at #989. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Rhea (#989 the previous year) are Rea, Reya (#1894 the previous year) and Ria. Usage of these relations of Rhea was well-received among parents a century ago and is somewhat lower today.
Rhea is pronounced similarly to Rae▼, Ray▼, Raya, Raye, Ree, Rei, Rey, Rie, Roya, Rue, Rui and Rye. Other recommended names are Bea, Beea, Brea, Clea, Dea, Drea, Gaea, Klea, Lea, Mea, Nea, Rafa, Rahel, Raja, Rama, Rana, Read, Reba▼, Reeba, Reed, Reeda, Reena, Reesa, Reeta, Reeva, Rena▼, Reta▼, Reza, Rheba, Rheeta, Rhegan, Rhemy, Rheta, Rhetta, Rhica, Rhoda▼, Rhodea (see Rose), Rhona, Rhyan, Rica, Rida, Rieca, Rieka, Riesa, Riet, Rieta, Rima, Rina, Risa, Rita▼, Riva, Roba, Roda, Romea, Rora, Rosa▼, Rupa, Ruta, Shea, Tea▼, Thea▲, Trea and Zea. These names tend to be less frequently used than Rhea.See names in meaning and etymology.