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What does Thea mean?

Thea Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: greek, goddess, gift, mythology, light, sun (star), moon, dawn.


Thea has 3 variants: Tea, Theia and Thia.

Related girl names: Dorothy and Timothea.

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

Creative forms:
(female) Teea, Theea, ..

(male) Ther, Thies, ..

Middle name pairings:
Thea Kenlee (T.K.), ..

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 #464 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Althea (#1640 last year), Dorothea, Dorothy (#714) and Tea are the prominent alternative forms of Thea (#464 last year). Usage of these relations of Thea was more pronounced 95 years ago (adoption of 5.19%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 0.06%, 99% 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 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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