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Gender: Female Pronunciation: Gal-ih-LAY-ah Meaning of Galilea: "Galilee" Origin of Galilea: Feminine variation of Galileo, after "Galilee" Galilea's Popularity in 2017: #569

The name Galilea is a girl's name of Italian, Hebrew/Israeli origin meaning "Galilee". Galilea is ranked #569 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Girl Baby Names Moving Up Fast and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Like the masculine form Galileo, Galilea is a variant of Galilee, a region in Northern Israel of great Biblical significance. Given the current popularity of soft Italian girls’ names, this name’s long historical roots, its beautiful sound and the potential for cute nicknames (Leia, Lil, Ally, etc) it’s no surprise that this name has been on the rise in recent years.

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Famous People Named Galilea

(Martha) Galilea Montijo, Mexican media personality

Pop Culture References for the name Galilea


FantasyandPrayer Says:


Oh my 😍😍😍 so pretty!!!

Miri Says:


I LOVE Galilea. Lea would be such an amazing nn and I can see myself using this.

morning_glory Says:


Ikr - never really noticed it before, but it's zoomed onto my middle name list :)

SpanglishMami Says:


The quest for special names is often unrewarding but today I have discovered this beauty and all is right in the world.

Jessi19lynn96 Says:


This is such a sweet name. I love the sound and its a cute way to get to the nickname Lily or Lea. The only problem with it is how close it is to the well know Galileo. I was surprised to see that this name was in the top 1000 in the US. I wish my family liked it more. If so, I would definitely use this Gem!

esita Says:


I love this name so much.

tripleA17 Says:


I recently met a little girl, around 9 or 10, named Galilea! It is a named I have adored and was thrilled to see being used! Her nickname was pronounced like Galley.