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  1. (Greek mythology) a princess of Colchis who aided Jason in taking the Golden Fleece from her father

From Ancient Greek Μήδεια (Mḗdeia).

  1. An enchantress (in Greek mythology) who helped Jason obtain the Golden Fleece.

Notable Persons Named Medea

Medea Benjamin is a political activist and author. Medea was given the name Susan Benjamin on September 10th, 1952 in Freeport, New York.


Medea was born on August 1st, 1925 in Kutaisi. She died on January 8th, 2016.


Medea was born on October 10th, 1930 in Shorapani.


Medea Chakhava was a film, actor, and filmactress. Medea was born on May 12th, 1921 in Martvili Municipality. She breathed her last breath on September 7th, 2009.


Medea is a witch and witchcraft. Medea is also known as Princess/Dark Witch/Adept.


Medea de Novara was an actress. She was most prominent from 1931 to 1946. Medea was born in 1905 in Vaduz. Medea is also known as Herminne Kindle Futcher. She breathed her last breath on November 1st, 2001.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Medea

Medea is a witch and witchcraft. Medea is also known as Princess/Dark Witch/Adept.


Andra was born on September 17th, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, US.


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Fun Facts about the name Medea

  • How Popular is the name Medea? Medea is the 26,732nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Medea have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 202 babies born with the first name Medea in the United States. That's more than enough people named Medea to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Medea? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Medea first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Medea is Wednesday, November 19th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Medea born? The highest recorded use of the first name Medea was in 1975 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Medea: Your name in reverse order is Aedem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Amede. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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