User comments for Thalia

Famous Bearer
Personal Impression

(click a heading above to filter the comments by that type)

This is my new favorite name. It has such a pretty sound and I love what it means.
iwant2baurora  12/20/2005
To me Anna Thalia sounds so pretty on a girl.
iwant2baurora  12/21/2005
Thalia is pronounced 2 ways: THAYL-ya or TAHL-e-uh.
iwant2baurora  12/21/2005
Well someone made a comment that there are 2 ways to pronounce it. Well my name is Thalia and I can assure you there is only one way. It's just Thalia. It's a Greek name so it should be pronounced the normal way.
― Anonymous User  1/31/2006
Someone has made a comment about Thalia, that it is pronounced two ways. Well that is true. I have a sister and people pronounce her name two ways.
virgo60632  4/10/2006
"Ariadna Thalia Sodi Miranda" is the name of the Mexican singer and actress known as "Thalia", who became famous for the Mexican serial "Rosalinda" and the song "Rosalinda" to this film, which she performed.
iva_toneva  5/20/2006
It is pronounced tha-LYE-ah. Here is a spoken pronunciation -
kiwifruit  8/10/2006
I think this name is very pretty!
― Anonymous User  11/13/2006
Cool name. It took me a while to understand how to say it though.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2007
One of my favorite names. Simply beautiful and not so common. It sounds very classy for now. Love the meaning and all. I prefer the pronunciation tha-LEE-eah than tha-LIE-eah though.
Loni_maryrose  6/3/2007
I have a friend with this name, and she pronounces it 'tah-LEE-uh'. She's Puerto Riccan or something.
― Anonymous User  8/2/2007
Well, since the Greek is Θάλεια (with the accent), then the correct Greek pronunciation is THA-ley-ah.
notnadia  8/17/2007
Listen up non-Spanish people. My name is Thalia (I'm Puerto Rican) :) and in English it is pronounced th-uh-lee-uh (not very hard) in Spanish. Well you need an accent so I'm not going to tell you.
meee101  8/28/2007
Beautiful beautiful name. I love the background history of it. Such beautiful historical significance of a Greek Muse. How pretty. The name itself is pretty. I also like the related name Talia which is Hebrew for Dew of Heaven. But I really like Thalia. Thalia is Greek for blossoming. Pretty pretty name.
― Anonymous User  12/3/2007
In Rick Riordan's book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, one of the main characters is named Thalia, and she's a daughter of Zeus.
― Anonymous User  12/31/2007
Pronounced THAYL-yah.
― Anonymous User  8/26/2008
My Greek teacher says that it's pronounced tah-LEE-ah.
Lily8  8/28/2008
I need to correct myself, the correct Greek pronunciation would be tha-LYE-ah.
Lily8  1/19/2009
There is a white daffodil named Thalia. It was bred in 1916 and the petals have been compared to doves and orchids.
LadyManetsu  11/10/2008
Thalia is a Czech award given for theatre, opera, operetta, musical and ballet.
Emilie007  12/20/2008
I shan't add to the pronunciation debate, but I'd rather say how lovely this name is. Thalia sounds like a very classy, albeit usable name. I have a story character named Talia, but that was a nickname for her real name - Natalia.
La Reina  4/30/2009
I believe it technically is pronounced Tha-LIE-uh, based on the Greek Muse. Having said that, I love the idea of this name. It's beautiful to look at and to see written out and to hear. However, I do think Tha-lie-a can become a bit of a mouthful and as much as I love it, I could not foresee myself calling a girl this all the time. When said fast, it loses a lot of its charm.
Caerthilly  8/17/2009
It can differ from country to country; when I first saw this name I thought with it being Greek, was pronounced TAL-lee-ah, but when I went to a thesaurus it was actually pronounced thu-LIE-uh.

I like this name a lot, I think it's pretty!
_0TophasNails_1  12/17/2010
Thalia Grace, daughter of Zeus in the Percy Jackson series. She supposedly has short black hair, intense blue eyes, carries the spear Aegis, and was turned into a pine tree by her father to keep her from dying. Her brother is Jason Grace from the Heroes of Olympus series.
writer371  4/24/2011
Thalia Grace carried a shield Aegis, not a spear. It's a shield with the face of the Gorgon Medusa engraved in it. I believe it was copied from Zeus's own shield.
Cuss10  2/12/2012
There are two pronunciations of Thalia. I personally like it when you say it like tall-yuh.
meemeeandmama  10/27/2011
This name is used in various countries, so the pronunciation shifts depending on the language of the bearer. In English is has three different general pronunciations, thuh-LIE-ah, from the 16th-century English, THAY-lee-ah and then TAHL-ee-ah. Yes, in Spanish it may be pronounced (tuh-LEE-ah) or whatever, but that is not the only correct way to say it. The name is originally Greek so if we are going to go by who had the name first then the correct pronunciation should be Greek. Until then, accept the fact that the name is used all over the world and that it is going to be pronounced differently depending on where you are at.
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
I like this name when pronounced tall-ya. When it's pronounced thall-ee-ah it sounds like the person pronouncing it has a really bad lisp... for that reason I MUCH prefer it pronounced tall-ya.
― Anonymous User  10/8/2012
Very pretty name, I've only ever heard it pronounced tall-ee-ya, so that's how I like it pronounced.
citylights  8/12/2013
I was first introduced to this name in the Percy Jackson series, and I just assumed it would be pronounced THAH-lee-uh. I've never thought it might be pronounced differently, but it obviously is. I still really like the name, and the meaning is great.
AudreyEllen  2/28/2014
I am so confused on how to pronounce this name. Tall-ee-ya is probably the correct pronunciation, but I just don't like it that way. I prefer it pronounced Th-a-lee-uh, but I don't want to be pronouncing it wrong.
Elizabeth Anna  6/15/2014
Since I'm actually Greek (fine, Greek American, but Greek was my first language and I've spent a lot of time in Greece), I can end this pronunciation debate. Obviously, depending on what language you speak, you'll pronounce this name differently, but the correct Modern Greek pronunciation of this name is THA-lia. It is not TAH-lia (Θ, the Greek letter theta, makes a th sound. Always), and if you want that pronunciation, there's the perfectly nice name Talia, which is pronounced that way. It is not tha-LYE-uh, because in Greek, the accent falls on the first alpha (Θάλεια), so the first syllable is the emphasized one. It's also not pronounced THA-ley-uh, as the ει in the name (epsilon iota), is a diphthong, which means it just makes a regular ee sound. Pronounce this name how you like in English- THA-lia, TAH-lia (although I hate this pronunciation because the name Talia makes more sense for it), THAYL-ya, tha-LYE-uh, or THA-ley-uh- you're not wrong, really, but the proper Greek pronunciation is THA-lia.
kvpp88  10/25/2014
A common diminutive of Thalia is Thalitsa.
kvpp88  10/25/2014
In the Percy Jackson movie they pronounce it as TAH-lia.
― Anonymous User  4/9/2015
Thalia is a character in the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan.
In a deleted scene in the first movie, it is pronounced Tha-lia. It is pronounced Ta-lia in the Sea of Monsters. In The Next Step, IT IS THE SAME PRONUNCIATION as Sea of Monsters.
katris.priordeen  8/17/2015
The pronunciation of Tah-lee-uh is so... much better than Tha-lee-uh or whatever.
― Anonymous User  9/18/2015
Love the THAYL-yah and Tha-lee-a pronunciations. Knew a Greek girl who pronounced it the first way. Ta-lee-a is also really pretty.
silly_rabbit  12/18/2015
Thalia can be pronounced THAlia or ThaLEEa. I have it from two separate Greek women that it is pronounced the first way, but of course that's not to say you can't pronounce it the second way. It is a beautiful name, and I know of someone called Thalia Grace, which is even sweeter, because apart from acknowledging its classical roots (Thalia is one of the three "Graces") it also gives regard to the Christian reference of Grace.
Polyglotin  2/7/2016
Being a Greek woman bearing the name Thalia myself, I can end the pronunciation debate. I can assure you one hundred percent that the name is pronounced "THAL-eeah" In Greek, the accent is placed on the first alpha meaning the emphasis should be heard when pronouncing that letter. Furthermore, the first letter in the name when it is spelled in Greek is theta, which ONLY makes the th sound. Although other cultures do use this name, it is of Greek origin and this is technically the one and only way to pronounce it although I suppose other cultures are welcome to modify it if they wish. I do have one request, PLEASE if you are planning on naming your daughter Talia do not spell it "Thalia". First of all th always makes the th sound in English (the h is NEVER silent!) and secondly, it just adds to the confusion about the pronunciation of the name. The Percy Jackson movie, for example, is completely wrong and it is agitating to see a supposedly Greek movie pronouncing the name wrong. You have no idea how irritating it was growing up as Thalia and consistently being called Talia to the point where it just might as well have been my name. It felt as though I was being stripped of my uniqueness (as Talia, although not a common name itself, is much more common than Thalia at the very least) and of my cultural background that I identified with. So please, whenever you see "Thalia" it is pronounced with the th sound, and Talia should ONLY be spelled just like it sounds. Thank you.
thalia33  3/16/2016
My name is Thalia. I am one fourth Greek, so my name would be pronounced "Thal-eeah".
― Anonymous User  4/30/2016
My daughters name is spelt Tahleya and is pronounces tall-e-ah.
ABakken  7/7/2016
My name is Thalia and I pronounce it TAH-lee-ah. When people see my name written and ask why the H is silent I tell them that it's just like the name Thomas. (Also my middle name is Grace so I'm Thalia Grace XD)
thalia1816  8/7/2016
Also used in modern Greece and English-Speaking countries. [noted -ed]
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  1/21/2017
The name Thalia was given to 350 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Thalia are female.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
In New Orleans we have 9 streets named after the Muses. Thalia is most commonly pronounced with a long a like sail. “THAIL-ya”.
rah1033  11/1/2017

Add a Comment

Comments are left by users of this website. They are not checked for accuracy.