GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Μηδεια (Ancient Greek), მედეა (Georgian)
PRONOUNCED: mə-DEE-ə (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Greek Μηδεια (Medeia), possibly meaning either "to ponder" or "cunning". In Greek mythology Medea was a sorceress from Colchis (modern Georgia) who helped Jason gain the Golden Fleece. They were married, but eventually Jason left her for another woman. For revenge Medea slew Jason's new lover and also had her own children by Jason killed.
Related Names
VARIANT: Medeia (Greek Mythology)