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What does Thea mean?

Thea Pronunciation of 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. Also form of Dorothy. Also form of Timothea.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, goddess, gift, mythology, light, sun (star), moon, dawn


VARIANTS Tea, Theia, Thia




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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)

Thea reached its peak position of #290 in the U.S. in the year 2016. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2016)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thea name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Althea (#1673 LAST YEAR), Dorothea, Dorothy (#652) and Tea are the prominent alternative forms of Thea (#290). Usage of these relations of Thea was more pronounced 96 years ago (ADOPTION OF 5.19%) and has become much reduced since (ADOPTION 0.09%, 98% LESS). Dorothy is the continual favorite, although Thea appears to be gaining popularity too, while forms such as Dorothy have lost favor.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thea, Althea, Dorothea, Dorothy, Tea in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Thea is pronounced similarly to Theo. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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