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Gender: F Meaning of Thea: "goddess, godly" Origin of Thea: Greek Thea's Popularity in 2015: #464

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 has been one of the fastest-rising names in the US in recent years, jumping 300 points to enter the Top 500 in 2015. It's also popular in Scandinavia; it was a top name in Norway in 2006 and 2007.

Famous People Named Thea

Sister Thea Bowman
Thea Gill, Canadian actress

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 Dearden 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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