What does Thea mean?
Thea /thea/ [1 syll.] as a girls' name is pronounced THEE-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Thea is "goddess".
How 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 popularity 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 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Altha, Althea, Dorotha, Dorothea, Dorothy (#731 last year) and Tea are the prominent alternative forms of Thea (#776 last year). Variants like Eltha are seldom used. Usage of these girl names was at its most widespread during 1910-1919 (usage of 0.4551%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.0704%, 84.5% less), with forms such as Altha, Althea, Dorotha, Dorothea and Tea falling out of style. Thea (#776) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here, and there is a resurgence in birth name popularity for this name. Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Thea and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Thea▲ is pronounced similarly to Theo▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Rhea▼, Shea▼, Taya▼, Te-, Theda▼, Theta, Thu, Tia▼, Toia, Toya and Trea. These names tend to be less commonly used than Thea.