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What does Tea mean?

Tea Pronunciation of Tea as a girls' name is pronounced TAY-ah. It is of Italian origin. Short form of Teresa, made familiar by actress Téa Leoni. Also possibly variant of Thea (Greek) "goddess" or short form of Dorotea (Greek) "gift of God". See also Tia. Also form of Dorothy.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, goddess, gift


RELATIONS VIA DOROTEA, TERESA, THEA, TIA Techa, Terasa, Terez, Tereza, Terri, Terry, Tersa, Tersia, Tesa, Tesia, Teskia, Tess, Tessa, Tessy, Theia, Thia, Tiana, Tiara, Tresa, Tressa



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How popular is Tea?

Tea is a rare given name for women but a very popular last name for all people (#23968 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Tea entered the list in 1997 and reached its apex position of #749 in the U.S. in 1998, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular variation forms of Tea appearing in the Top 2000 are Tessa (#245 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Thea (#273), Dorothy (#586), Tiana (#660), Teresa (#798), Tess (#1291), Tia (#1423), Theia (#1900), Terri, Terry, Tesia, Tiara, Tresa and Tressa. Other variants, like Tersa, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Tea was common among parents in the 1920s (ADOPTION OF 3.18%) and is now much lower (ADOPTION 0.25%, 92.1%), with forms like Tia becoming somewhat dated. Thea and Tessa are two of the more fashionable baby names in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tea, Dorothy, Teresa, Terri, Terry in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tesia, Tess, Tessa, Thea, Theia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tia, Tiana, Tiara, Tresa, Tressa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tessa, Thea, Tia, Tiana outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tea is alike in pronunciation to Ta-, Tais, Taya, Te-, Thais, Thu, To, Toia and Toya. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bea, Dea, Lea, Mea, Nea, Rea, Teal, Tena, Tera, Tesa, Teza, Trea and Zea. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tea.