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Gender: F Meaning of Thea: "goddess, godly" Origin of Thea: Greek Thea's Popularity in 2014: #776

Thea is the Anglicized spelling of Theia, the Titan of sight and the shining light of the clear blue sky. She is the consort of Hyperion, and mother of Helios, Selene, and Eos. Whether pronounced THEE-a or THAY-a or TAY-a, Thea presents an appealing artistic image, sensitive and serene. Thea has also been used as a short form of the names Dorothea, Althea, Anthea, and Theodora.

Thea is widely heard in Scandinavia: it was the top name in Norway in 2006 and 2007. Thea is beginning to be heard around playgrounds and preschools, and entered the US Top 1000 in 2014, but still has a way to go before it catches up with its popular twin, Theo.

Famous People Named Thea

Pop Culture References for the name Thea

Thea Kronborg, protagonist in The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
Thea Galehouse, main character of Hooked by Catherine Greenman
Thea Queen, sister of Oliver Queen "Arrow"
Thea Harman -- Witch from L.J. Smith's Night World series
Thea Grant, character on show "Heartland"
Thea was a main character in First Light, a novel by Rebecca Stead
Theodora "Thea" Atwell, character in "The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls"
Thea, a siren in Amanda Hocking's "Wake"

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