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pinWhat does Thea mean?

Thea /thea/ as a girls' name is pronounced THEE-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Thea is "goddess".

Short form of names like Althea, Mathea and Dorothea (Greek) "gift of God". Mythology: the Greek goddess of light; mother of the sun, moon, and dawn. Actress Téa Leoni.


Thea has 3 variants: Tea, Theia and Thia.

Related girl names: Dorothy and Timothea.

Thea has 1 more different relation via Althea, Dorothea, Mathea: Elthea.

Kreatif forms: Theatha, Theatho, Thothea. [more]

pinHow popular is Thea?

Thea is a very popular first name for females (#1371 out of 4276, Top 32%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name history of Thea for girls. Thea was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #752 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #776. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Althea, Dorothea, Dorothy (#731 last year) and Tea are the prominent alternative forms of Thea (#776 last year). Usage of these relations of Thea was more pronounced 104 years ago (adoption of 0.481%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.099%, 79% less). Dorothy is the continual favorite, although Thea appears to be gaining popularity too, while forms such as Dorothy have lost favor.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Thea, Althea, Dorothea, Dorothy, Tea in U.S.

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

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Thea is pronounced similarly to Theo. Other recommended similar baby names are Alea, Bea, Beea, Brea, Clea, Dea, Drea, Gaea, Klea, Lea, Mea, Nea, Rea, Rhea, Shea, Tada, Tahna, Taja, Talea, Tama, Tana, Tanea, Tara, Tasa, Tava, Taya, Te-, Teal, Teela, Teena, Teeta, Tena, Tera, Terea, Tesa, Teza, Thada, Thana, Thecla, Theda, Theida, Thekla, Thelma, Therma, Thersa, Theta, Thida, Thora, Thu, Thyra, Tia, Tiera, Tina, Tisa, Tita, Toia, Tola, Toma, Tona, Tora, Tova, Toya, Trea, Treia, Trena, Tresa, Treva, Treya, Treza, Tula, Tyla, Tyra, Tyta and Zea. These names tend to be less commonly used than Thea.