"goddess, godly"

Thea Origin and Meaning

The name Thea is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "goddess, godly".

Thea is a diminutive of names ending in -thea, including Dorothea, Althea, and Anthea. It is also the Anglicized spelling of Theia, the Titan of sight, goddess of light, and mother of the moon. She was 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.

# 321 in the US

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Thea Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

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Famous People Named Thea

  • Bertha "Thea" BowmanAmerican Catholic sister
  • Thea VidaleAmerican actress/comedienne
  • Thea Louise GillCanadian actress
  • Thea Gregory (born Iva Reddish)English actress
  • Thea Eve GilmoreEnglish singer,songwriter
  • Thea Dale MuldoonFirst Lady of New Zealand as wife of P.M. Robert Muldoon
  • Thea Megan TrinidadAmerican pro wrestler
  • Dorothea Jessie "Thea" StabellNorwegian actress
  • Dorothea Noelle Naomi "Thea" PorterBritish fashion designer, an architect of Bohemian Chic
  • Thea Gabriele von HarbouGerman actress and screenwriter
  • Thea GarrettMaltese singer
  • Thea Chenelle Pineda (b. 2012)daughter of singer Arnel Pineda of band Journey
  • Thea Gabriel (b. 2017)daughter of Sigmar Gabriel, Vice Chancellor of Germany
  • Maeve Thea RosaDaughter of YouTube family vloggers Tara and Mandi Rosa of Living Rosa

Thea in Pop Culture

  • Thea Kronborgprotagonist in The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
  • Thea Galehousemain character of Hooked by Catherine Greenman
  • Thea Dearden Queensister of Oliver Queen on TV's "Arrow"
  • Thea Harmanwitch from L.J. Smith's Night World series
  • Thea Grantcharacter on show "Heartland"
  • Thea was a main character in First Lighta novel by Rebecca Stead
  • Theodora "Thea" Atwellcharacter in "The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls"
  • Theaa siren in Amanda Hocking's "Wake"
  • Theaa character in Frank Wedekind's "Spring Awakening"

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