What does Tea mean?
Tea [tea] as a girls' name is pronounced TAY-ah. It is of Italian origin. Short form of Teresa, made familiar by actress Téa Leoni. Also possibly variant of Thea (Greek) "goddess" or short form of Dorotea (Greek) "gift of God". See also Tia.
Affiliated girl name: Dorothy.
(female) Teta, Tra, ..
(male) Ter, Teta, .. Middle name pairings:
Tea Kalli (T.K.), ..
How popular is Tea?
Tea is a rare given name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#23968 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Tea entered the list in 1997 and reached its apex position of #749 in the U.S. in 1998, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with similar and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Tea appearing in the Top 2000 are Tessa (#209 in recent rankings), Thea (#464), Tiana (#604), Teresa (#665), Dorothy (#714), Tess (#1120), Tia (#1187), Tiara (#1843), Tresa, Tressa, Terri, Tesia and Terry. Other variants, like Tersia, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Tea was common among parents in the 1920s (adoption of 5.19%) and is now much lower (adoption 0.22%, ▼95.8%), with forms like Tia becoming somewhat dated. Thea and Tessa are two of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation.
Tea▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ta-, Tais, Taya▲, Te-, Thais, Thu, To, Toia and Toya. Other suggested similar names are Bea, Dea, Lea, Mea, Nea, Rea, Teal, Tena▼, Tera▼, Teza, Trea and Zea. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tea.See names in meaning and etymology.