Gender: Female Pronunciation: THAH-lee-ah Meaning of Thalia: "to flourish" Origin of Thalia: Greek Thalia's Popularity in 2019: #830

Thalia Origin and Meaning

The name Thalia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "to flourish".

Thalia was one of the Three Graces in Greek mythology, and also the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry, making this a Hellenic choice worthy of consideration.

In the Rick Riordan series Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Thalia Grace is the demigod daughter of Zeus. Thalia was also a character on Everwood.

The single-named Mexican singer Thalia was born Ariadne Thalia Sodi Miranda.

Thalia had a one-off appearance on the list in 1932 and then reentered the US Top 1000 in 1992, reaching its height of Number 363 in 1993.

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Rank in US: #830

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Talia, Thalya, Thalie, Thaleia, Tally, Talley, Talie


Bridey Says:


This is how I've always heard it in English! With the h silent like in Theresa and Thomas.

Courtney Lee Says:


I love this name. I would pronounce it TAH-lee-uh, though.

Catalan1 Says:


If i have another girl she will be Thalia (Thah-leah or Tar-lee-ah)

indiefendi2 Says:


Whether people say TAH lia or Ta LEAH, it's a gorgeous name. It's a perfect "sweet spot" name.

thepianothatwaited Says:


I've always heard it as TALL-ee-uh in my head

kiwipop Says:


I think I'm falling hard for this name :)

yvonne_virginia Says:


Looks like they changed the pronunciation, everyone! :)

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


The Thalia I know pronounces it thuh-LEE-uh, like the name Leah is at the end of it. I think it's lovely pronounced that way, but I wouldn't use it since there are so many other possible pronunciations.

HarderToBreathe Says:


Same. I'm Greek, and although I don't know many Greeks named Thalia, all the Greeks I know with this name pronounce it Thal-ee-uh.

yvonne_virginia Says:


Yeah. I have never seen a Thay-lee-uh, and as I'm Greek, it's somewhat frequently used. Everybody I know says Thal-ee-uh.

Daiseymae Says:


Too confusing.

Daiseymae Says:


My husband is Colombian, and he says it is "tah-lee-yah". I have seen it pronounced at least 4 different ways.

moraea Says:


Where I live, most ppl speak English or Spanish. The h is silent in Spanish and everyone I've met with this name is Hispanic. Here Talia and Thalia are pronounced tahl-yah and tah-lee-ah although I don't know which is which. Both are beautiful though

headintheclouds Says:


I really loved this name as a teen, after reading the Percy Jackson series. Now I think it's a pretty name, though it's not one of my favorites. I'm surprised Thalia isn't a more popular name- it's very pretty and accessible, with a mass appeal.

SimoneKadele Says:


I agree. I've heard TAHL-yuh, THAHL-ee-uh, THAHL-yuh and TAHL-ee-uh, but never THAY-lee-uh...

TaliaCat Says:


This is my name, minus the H

Analia Says:


Love it <3 my mom's name too

Angelicaecb Says:


Pretty sure this is how it's supposed to be pronounced but I don't know. I know they pronounce it this way in the Percy Jackson movie, but in the audio book they use Th not T. Seems there's debate over whether there is more than one proper pronunciation, some feel there is, some feel there isn't.

indiefendi2 Says:


It's not pronounced just like Talia? Like Theresa and Teresa?

Keith Mattia Says:


I just read a book called the girl who stopped swimming and there was a character in the book named Thalia in the book oddly enough when i was fiished reading i started another book and in this book there is another character named Thalia! I have never heard the name until now but i sort of like it!

Alicia1 Says:


Very pretty unique name.

Michell Says:


This is my daughter's name. It's pronounced THAL-ee-uh or Thal-YIA (rhymes with "dahlia"). It's quite common in Greece and I've never heard it pronounced as THAY-lia. Any chance you could update the definition to include some alternate pronunciations?

mabespark Says:


So beautiful! A major crush at the moment.

HarderToBreathe Says:


All of my Greek friends pronounce this name THAL-ee-ah (actually it is more like THAL-ee-uh) too, never Thay-lee-uh, and I know a couple. This is my prefer pronunciation. I love the name Thalia a lot, but I hate that everyone pronounces it differently. It is the only downside to the beautiful name.

Waverly123 Says:


I love this name! It's one of my closest friend's names and she pronounces it THAL-ee-ah not Thay-lee-uh.

rabia_chrisden Says:


I think this name is so pretty. I'd pronounce it like Tah-LEE-ah though.