What does Rhea mean?
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 (#4188 out of 150436, Top 3%). (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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.