What does Thalia mean?
Thalia /tha-lia/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced THAYL-yah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Thalia is "flourishing". Mythology: Thalia was the Muse of Comedy and one of the Three Graces (along with Aglaia and Euphrosyne), goddesses who were the embodiment of beauty and charm, and daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne.
How popular is Thalia?
Thalia is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2325 out of 4276, Top 54%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Thalia for girls. Thalia was first listed in 1992 and reached its highest position of #363 in the U.S. in 1993, and is at #741 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Grace (#21 the previous year) and Talia (#330) are the popular alternative forms of Thalia (#741 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in 2004 (usage of 0.693%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.636%, down 8.2%), with the form Thalia becoming less fashionable. Grace (#21) and Talia (#330) are two of the more chic girl names in this compilation, and there is a resurgence in birth name usage for Grace. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Thalia and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)