Comments for the name Thalia


Comments for THALIA:

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

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