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Gender: Female Pronunciation: an-THEE-ah Meaning of Anthea: "flowery" Origin of Anthea: Greek

The name Anthea is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "flowery". Anthea and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

This unjustly neglected floral name has a BBC accent and a Greek mythological heritage: Anthea is an epithet of Hera, the Greek queen of the gods, and her name has been used as poetic symbol of spring.

Anthea Disney is a high-powered business executive and distant relative of Walt.

So if you want to go even beyond Azalea and Anemone, you might consider Anthea.

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Famous People Named Anthea

Anthea Anka, American screenwriter and singer; daughter of singer Paul Anka
Anthea Shirley Askey, English actress
Anthea Crawford, Australian fashion designer
Anthea Bernice Redfern, English television presenter
Anthea Millicent Turner, English television presenter
Anthea Bell, English literary translator
Anthea Elizabeth Joy McIntyre, English MEP
Anthea Dorine Stewart, Zimbabwean Olympic field hockey player
Anthea Sylbert, American costume designer
Anthea Benton, British TV and music video director

Pop Culture References for the name Anthea

Anthea, Greek goddess of flowers, flowery wreaths and marshes; attendant of Aphrodite
Anthea "Anthy," character in anime Revolutionary Girl Utena
Anthea Stonem, mother of Tony and Effy on the British TV series "Skins"
Anthea, alias of a character on TV's "Sherlock"
"To Anthea, Who May Command Him Anything," poem by Robert Herrick
Anthea, minor character in video game Pokemon Black & White
Anthea, character in classic novel Five Children and It
Anthea, Emma's aunt in H2O: Just Add Water

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