Thea

First Name
12k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
102
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Thea

"Thea" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Gift of God". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun The"a
A genus of plants found in China and Japan; the tea plant.

Note: ☞ It is now commonly referred to the genus Camellia.

Etymology: NL. See Tea

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Greek mythology) the Titaness who was mother of Helios and Selene and Eos in ancient mythology
Wiktionary

Shortened from Dorothea and Theodora.

  1. A female given name (rather rare in English).

Thea was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Thea

Thea was born on December 27th, 1990 in Queens. Thea is also known as Rosita; Fly, Divina; Fly, and Snookie.

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Thea von Harbou was a filmmaker/actress/author and actor. She was most active from 1905 to 1954. Thea was given the name Thea Gabriele von Harbou on December 27th, 1888 in Döhlau. She breathed her last breath on July 1st, 1954.

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Thea Gill is an actress. She was most prominent from 1992 to present. Thea was given the name Thea Louise Gill on April 5th, 1970 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Thea Vidale is an actress and comedian. She was most prominent from 1988 to present. Thea was born on November 20th, 1956 in Washington, D.C.

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Thea Tolentino is an actor, singing, actress, and singer. She has had major accomplishments since 2012. Thea was given the name Thea Louise Señerez-Tolentino on August 13th, 1996 in Calamba, Laguna. Thea is also known as Thea and Louise.

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Thea Gilmore is a rock music and folk music musician and singer-songwriter. She plays Guitar and Vocals. She was most active from 1996 to present. Thea was given the name Thea Eve Gilmore on November 25th, 1979 in Oxford.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Thea

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How popular is the baby name Thea in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 6 0
1881 5 5 0
1882 7 7 0
1883 6 6 0
1884 10 10 0
1885 9 9 0
1886 10 10 0
1887 6 6 0
1888 14 14 0
1889 13 13 0
1890 8 8 0
1891 9 9 0
1892 12 12 0
1893 8 8 0
1894 10 10 0
1895 26 26 0
1896 11 11 0
1897 11 11 0
1899 10 10 0
1900 7 7 0
1901 15 15 0
1902 14 14 0
1904 10 10 0
1905 6 6 0
1906 7 7 0
1907 9 9 0
1908 10 10 0
1909 9 9 0
1910 8 8 0
1911 10 10 0
1912 20 20 0
1913 15 15 0
1914 19 19 0
1915 17 17 0
1916 21 21 0
1917 17 17 0
1918 14 14 0
1919 16 16 0
1920 25 25 0
1921 28 28 0
1922 21 21 0
1923 16 16 0
1924 30 25 5
1925 19 19 0
1926 21 21 0
1927 40 40 0
1928 37 37 0
1929 22 22 0
1930 23 23 0
1931 21 21 0
1932 20 20 0
1933 10 10 0
1934 17 17 0
1935 22 22 0
1936 23 23 0
1937 23 23 0
1938 18 18 0
1939 30 30 0
1940 39 39 0
1941 45 45 0
1942 34 34 0
1943 39 39 0
1944 32 32 0
1945 32 32 0
1946 53 53 0
1947 51 51 0
1948 56 56 0
1949 50 50 0
1950 85 85 0
1951 85 85 0
1952 101 101 0
1953 98 98 0
1954 98 98 0
1955 135 135 0
1956 93 93 0
1957 124 124 0
1958 100 100 0
1959 107 107 0
1960 106 106 0
1961 114 114 0
1962 129 129 0
1963 117 117 0
1964 119 119 0
1965 119 119 0
1966 101 101 0
1967 95 95 0
1968 103 103 0
1969 95 95 0
1970 101 101 0
1971 111 111 0
1972 87 87 0
1973 86 86 0
1974 103 103 0
1975 94 94 0
1976 97 97 0
1977 101 101 0
1978 114 114 0
1979 115 115 0
1980 132 132 0
1981 133 133 0
1982 123 123 0
1983 78 78 0
1984 92 92 0
1985 81 81 0
1986 78 78 0
1987 75 75 0
1988 104 104 0
1989 126 126 0
1990 138 138 0
1991 126 126 0
1992 97 97 0
1993 113 113 0
1994 61 61 0
1995 67 67 0
1996 97 97 0
1997 88 88 0
1998 75 75 0
1999 90 90 0
2000 111 111 0
2001 124 124 0
2002 124 124 0
2003 149 149 0
2004 150 150 0
2005 130 130 0
2006 133 133 0
2007 132 132 0
2008 148 148 0
2009 161 161 0
2010 144 144 0
2011 146 146 0
2012 187 187 0
2013 213 213 0
2014 362 362 0
2015 688 688 0
2016 1,119 1,119 0
2017 1,180 1,180 0

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Popularity of Thea as a first name

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Popularity of Thea as a last name

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Common last names for Thea

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  • Miller
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  • Knutson
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Thea U.S.
  White 30.39% 64.26%
  African American 7.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 57.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Thea

People with the last name Thea are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Thea

  • What name lists does Thea rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Thea? Thea is the 2,277th most popular name of all time. As a last name Thea was the 158,432nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Thea have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 11,840 babies born with the first name Thea in the United States. That's more than enough people named Thea to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Thea? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Thea first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Thea is Wednesday, February 1st, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Thea born? The highest recorded use of the first name Thea was in 2017 with a total of 1,180 babies. That's a lot of babies named Thea!
  • Random Thea Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Thea ranks 63rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 14 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Thea: Your name in reverse order is Aeht. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aeht. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Thea? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 102 people with the last name Thea.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Thea? Thea is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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