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What does Galatea mean?

Galatea Pronunciation of Galatea as a girls' name is pronounced gal-ah-TEE-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Galatea is "white as milk". Mythology: Galatea was a statue loved by the sculptor Pygmalion. She was brought to life for him by Aphrodite. The myth, via GB Shaw's play "Pygmalion", is the source of the musical "My Fair Lady".


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, white, life, fair (beautiful), lady (noble)


VARIANTS Galatee, Galathea



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How popular is Galatea?

Galatea is an unusual given name for females. Galatea is an equivalently unusual surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Galatea has yet to make it into the Top 2000 so far. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Alamea, Alathea, Aletea, Caralea, Claea, Dantea, Gaea, Gaiana, Gaiea, Gala, Gale, Galea, Galen, Galena, Galia, Galiana, Galianna, Galiena, Galila, Galilia, Galina, Galit, Galla, Gallia, Galliena, Gallya, Galya, Galyena, Gilana, Glade, Glaura, Glaurea, Glorea, Granata, Grata, Gratia, Halea, Jalea, Janaea, Kalea, Malea, Mattea, Nalea, Natalea, Salomea and Talea. These names tend to be more frequently used than Galatea.

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