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.
Tea▼ has 42 relations via Dorotea, Teresa, Thea, Tia: Doretta, Dorita, Dorota, Techa, Terasa, Terasina, Terasita, Terecena, Terese▼, Teresia, Teresina, Teresita, Tereska, Teressa▼, Teresse, Terez, Tereza, Terezia, Terezilya, Terezita, Terosina, Terri▼, Terrie▼, Terrosina, Terry▼, Tersa, Tersia, Terushka, Teruska, Tesa, Tesia, Teskia, Tess▼, Tessa▲, Tessie▼, Tessy, Theia, Thia, Tiana▲, Tiara▼, Tresa and Tressa▼.Kreatif forms: Tatea, Teala, Teata. [more]
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. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Tea for girls. 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Tea and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Tea appearing in the Top 1000 are Tessa (#221 2 years ago), Tiana (#554), Teresa (#719), Dorothy (#731), Thea (#776), Tessie, Tiara, Tressa, Tresa, Tia, Terry, Terese, Teresita, Teressa, Terrie, Terri and Tess. Other variants, like Dorita, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Tea was common among parents during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3045%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.1111%, ▼63.5%), with forms like Tess, Teresa, Tia, Tiara and Teressa becoming somewhat dated. Teresa is the steady favorite, though Tessa is currently ranked higher. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Tea▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ta-, Taya▼, Te-, Thu, To, Toia and Toya. Other suggested similar baby names are Bea, Dea, Lea▼, Mea, Nea, Rea, Teal, Tena▼, Tera▼, Teza, Theo▼, Trea and Zea. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tea.