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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.

Associated with: greek, mythology, river


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

Affiliated girl name: Cybele.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Reea, Riea, ..

(male) Rhead, Rher, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name statistics of Rhea for girls. Rhea reached its peak position of #398 in the U.S. in the 1890s, and is currently at #1090. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rhea name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Rhea and related names. Popular related forms of Rhea (#1090 the previous year) are Rea and Ria (#1978 the previous year). Adoption of these relations of Rhea was well-received among parents a century ago and is somewhat lower today.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Rhea, Rea, Ria in U.S.

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

Similar Names


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.