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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.


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

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)

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

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

Similar Names

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.