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This name comes from the Greek meaning the "Gift of God".
-- namesake  3/15/2005
Thea also comes from the Ancient Greek thea. It means "goddess".
-- Carby7  6/15/2005
Short form for Althea.
-- Anonymous User  7/22/2005
This name is also used in France, where it is pronounced "TAY-ah."
-- Jenna R  2/15/2006
The name Thea is also of Greek origin. Thea (also written Theia) is the Greek goddess of light. She is the daughter of Ouranos (heaven) and Gaia (earth), the wife of Hyperion (Titan god of light), and mother of Helios (the sun), Eos (the dawn), and Selene (the moon). The name has two meanings because the English translation, Thea, is the same for both the Greek word “èÝá” which means “sight” and “èåÜ” which means “goddess.”.
-- seiele  4/14/2006
This is a great nickname for Chrysanthea, Althea or Anthea. ;)
-- mum2bubba  6/24/2006
One of my best friends is called Thea. I think it is very pretty, but only in it's own right, as my friend has it. I'm not too keen on Theadora. :)
-- Surreal  10/3/2006
-- YMPvt  3/4/2007
I like the name Thea. It's one you don't hear every day, so when you hear this name, you don't automatically think of a person from school or wherever named Thea that you hate, you know? Just saying. I'm working on a story about a girl named Thea. She's a very upbeat character.
-- Penneyperson  7/11/2007
If you wanted a unique name I suggest you use this one. This is one reason I really like my name, for its meaning, but what I find is quite annoying is that many names sound similar to it. (for instance, Leah)
-- Lone_Butterfly  8/22/2007
A famous bearer of this name is Canadian actress Thea Gill, whose first name is pronounced TAY-ah (TAY, rhymes with "ray").
-- Isla  9/5/2007
I think this name is very sweet and pretty, and not too common. Thea Elvsted was a fictional character in Henrik Ibsen's play "Hedda Gabler".
-- Katheros  10/5/2007
Why isn't Anthea listed as a related name?
-- leananshae  11/27/2007
It is also short for ALTHEA.
-- Thea_x  1/29/2008
In Alma Alexander's books, 'World Weavers', the main character is a girl named Thea, which is short for Galathea. In the book, Thea is the seventh child in her family. And her parents are both seventh children too, so Thea is known as a Double-Seventh. In the magical world, much is expected of her even though she can't get any magic right at all. Thea struggles a lot, but discovers herself in the end.
-- rory  3/7/2008
A famous bearer was German writer Thea von Harbou, who wrote the movies "Metropolis", "M", "Der Mude Tod", and the "Dr. Mabuse" films.
-- Anonymous User  3/28/2008
Pretty common and overused in Norway.
-- Anonymous User  4/12/2008
The bad thing about this name is that it's an anagram of hate.
-- Hushpuppy  11/14/2008
Thea Gilmore is a British singer and musician.
-- Caprice  10/14/2010
The name Thea was given to 184 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
Thea is a beautiful name. You can spell it, pronounce it and it isn't too popular. A gem.
-- Lilibet  5/23/2014
I used to hate my name until I turned about 50. When I was a kid, I hated it after we moved from Holland to Canada and the kids always pronounced my name with the Th. My parents always pronounced it as if it was spelled Tia. So basically the pronunciation in Holland was Tay-a. I think I have everyone on board now to pronounce it without the TH sound.
-- tiaria  9/10/2014
I love this name, it is just so beautiful and sweet. I have it on my list paired as Thea Hazel.
-- KarlinaFleur  10/26/2014
My girlfriend's name is Thea... And I think it's one of the most beautiful names ever made...
-- shards_13  11/27/2014
I used to have so much trouble trying to decide on the correct pronunciation for this name as a kid. I juggled between "THEE-ya", "THAY-ya", "TEE-ya", "TAY-ya", "TEE",... the list goes on. Not always the easiest for a young kid to pronounce when reading out of a book.
Other than that, it sounds pretty, but logical and strong.
-- Danneyland  6/19/2015
I have always been rather chuffed with my name although, it's always been a small battle of mine to get new people that I meet to pronounce it properly. School registration had always been tiresome in the first few weeks of a new year as my teachers were VERY hit and miss. I've been named; 'Tee-ya', 'Tay-ah' and 'thay-ah'; when I go by the 'thee-ah' pronunciation. I've found that it depends on where you are, because my granddad's always pronounced it 'tee-ya' as he is French.
-- GingerSlytherin  7/20/2015
I named my daughter Thea and have to say it's not very heard of but my husband choose and and I instantly fell in love with it and it suits my daughter perfectly. Although sometimes it is pronounced incorrectly as 'Tayah' when in fact it's 'Thee-ah'. Such a beautiful rare name that I'm proud to have named my little girl.
-- Anonymous User  10/7/2015
This is my name. When I was a kid I hated it and wanted to change my name to something simple and common. Even with this name rising in popularity, no one can pronounce it correctly. I go by Thee-ah and have to tell people at least three times how to pronounce it correctly and when they get it wrong for a fourth time I give up and let them call me what they want. I love the name now. I always get compliments and it sparks conversation. Unfortunately, I don't like the show Arrow and there is a Thea on it so I get the comparison a lot which is a bit annoying.
-- Anonymous User  11/17/2015
This is a cool, kinda bad-ass name. I feel like Thea would be a rockstar or a confident humanitarian.
-- Ford78  11/23/2015

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