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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.

For more information, see also the related girl name Dorothy.


Tea has 42 related variations 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.


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)

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

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

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 in 2014), Tiana (#554), Teresa (#719), Dorothy (#731), Thea (#776), Tessie, Tiara, Tressa, Tresa, Tia, Terry, Terese, Teresita, Teressa, Terrie, Terri and Tess. Adoption of these girl names reached its highest during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3045%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1111%, down 63.5%), with forms like Tess, Teresa, Tia, Tiara and Teressa becoming somewhat dated. Thea (#776), Tiana (#554) and Tessa (#221) are three of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation, with Thea going through a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dorothy, Tea, Teresa, Terese, Teresita, Teressa, Terri, Terrie, Terry, Tess in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tessa, Tessie, Thea, Tia, Tiana, Tiara, Tresa, Tressa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tessa, Thea, Tia, Tiana outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.