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Gender: Female Meaning of Thea: "goddess, godly" Origin of Thea: Greek Thea's Popularity in 2017: #269

The name Thea is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "goddess, godly". Thea is ranked #269 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Antique Baby Names Back in Style and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That~ Triplets".

From the experts:

Thea is the Anglicized spelling of Theia, the Titan of sight and the shining light of the clear blue sky. She is 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. Thea has also been used as a short form of the names Dorothea, Althea, Anthea, and Theodora.

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Famous People Named Thea

Bertha "Thea" Bowman, American Catholic sister
Thea Vidale, American actress/comedienne
Thea Louise Gill, Canadian actress
Thea Gregory (born Iva Reddish), English actress
Thea Eve Gilmore, English singer-songwriter
Thea Dale Muldoon, First Lady of New Zealand as wife of P.M. Robert Muldoon
Thea Megan Trinidad, American pro wrestler
Thea Stabell (born Dorothea Jessie Pierstorff), Norwegian actress
Thea Gabriele von Harbou, German actress and screenwriter
Thea Garrett, Maltese 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
Thea Porter (born Dorothea) 1970's British fashion designer, an architect of Bohemian Chic
Maeve Thea Rosa, Daughter of YouTube family vloggers Tara and Mandi Rosa of Living Rosa

Pop Culture References for the name Thea

Thea Kronborg, protagonist in The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather
Thea Galehouse, main character of Hooked by Catherine Greenman
Thea Dearden Queen, sister of Oliver Queen on TV's "Arrow"
Thea Harman, witch from L.J. Smith's Night World series
Thea Grant, character on show "Heartland"
Thea was a main character in First Light, a novel by Rebecca Stead
Theodora "Thea" Atwell, character in "The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls"
Thea, a siren in Amanda Hocking's "Wake"
Thea, a character in Frank Wedekind's "Spring Awakening"

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