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Gender: Female Meaning of Rhea: "a flowing stream" Origin of Rhea: Greek mythology name Rhea's Popularity in 2017: #867

The name Rhea is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "a flowing stream". Rhea is ranked #867 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Bohemian Babies AB, BC, CD, DE".

From the experts:

Old-style creative name of the Greek mythological earth mother of all the gods. A lot better than the Roman equivalent: Ops. Rhea reentered the US Top 1000 in 2015. Its only previous appearance on the list since 1968 was 2004.

Rhea Perlman is an American actress known for her role as Carla Tortelli on Cheers and as the wife of Danny DeVito.

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Famous People Named Rhea

Rhea Jo Perlman, American actress
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Pop Culture References for the name Rhea

Rhea, moon of Saturn
Rhea, mythological daughter of Gaia and Uranus; sister and wife to Cronos
Rhea Silvia, mythical mother of Romulus and Remus, who founded Rome
Root of the word "rei" in popular quote "ta panta rei" (pronounced as "ta PAN-da ree"), which means "everything flows" (thus, nothing lasts)
Root of the word "diarrhea," meaning "to flow through"
Rhea, queen of Daxam, on the CW series "Supergirl"

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