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What does Clea mean?

Clea Pronunciation of Clea as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Clea is "glory". A contraction of Cleopatra. Invented by author Lawrence Durrell for a character in his famous "Alexandria Quartet" (1958). See also Clio. Also form of Cleo.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, glory


VARIANTS Claea, Klea

RELATED FORMS VIA CLEOPATRA, CLIO Cleo, Cleona, Cleone, Cleta, Clio, Klio



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How popular is Clea?

Clea is an uncommon given name for women but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#87729 out of 150436, Top 58%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Cleo (#1110 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Cleona, Cleone, Cleopatra and Cleta are the popular varying forms of Clea (UNLISTED). These forms of Clea were favored as birth names in the 1910s (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and are now significantly less popular, with the version Cleo becoming somewhat dated. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cleo, Cleona, Cleone, Cleopatra, Cleta in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Clea is pronounced similarly to Chloe, Chloee, Clo, Cloe, Cloey and Kloe. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alea, Aleea, Arlea, Bea, Beea, Brea, Caela, Caera, Cala, Calee, Calen, Caley, Calla, Cama, Cee, Cela, Cele, Celena, Celes, Celia, Celka, Celsea, Cera, Cerea, Chel, Chela, Cher, Ciera, Cile, Cilia, Cilka, Cilla, Cima, Cira, Clara, Clelia, Clem, Cleva, Clora, Coe, Coel, Cole, Colena, Coleta (see Colette), Coley, Cora, Cree, Cyma, Cyra, Drea, Gaea, Galea, Halea, Jalea, Kalea, Kilea, Kylea, Lea, Malea, Mea, Nalea, Nea, Rea, Rhea, Shea, Talea, Tea, Thea and Trea. These names tend to be more frequently used than Clea.

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