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 (#15973 out of 88799, Top 18%). (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 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 and is now much lower, with forms like Tess, Teresa, Tia, Tiara and Tressa 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)
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.