[ 2 syll. (t)ha-lia, th-al-ia ] The baby girl name Thalia is pronounced TAA-LYaa- or TAA-L-iy-aa- †. Thalia is of Hebrew and Old Greek origin, and it is used mainly in English and Hebrew. Old Greek origin, English use: It is derived from the element thallein which is of the meaning 'to flourish, to blossom'. The name was borne by Thalia, the muse of comedy in Greek mythology. It was recently adopted by English speakers in the 20th century.
Thalia is an English and Hebrew variant transcription of Talia (English, Spanish, Arabic, and Hebrew).
Thalia has 12 variant transcriptions that are used in English and foreign languages. English variant transcriptions include Talie, Thalea (used in German as well), Thalee, Thaleigh, Thaley, Thali, Thaliah, Thaly, and Thalya. Another English form is the spelling variant Talia (used in Arabic, Hebrew, and as well). Thaleia (Greek) and Thalie (French) are variant transcriptions of Thalia that are used in foreign languages.
See also the related category muse (dream).
Thalia is somewhat popular as a baby name for girls. The name increased in popularity during the 1990s. At the modest height of its usage in 1993, 0.035% of baby girls were named Thalia. Its ranking then was #363. The baby name has since slipped in popularity. In 2016, it ranked at #809 with a usage of 0.018%. Within the group of girl names directly related to Thalia, Talia was the most widely used. The name was thrice as popular as Thalia in 2016.
† Pronunciation for Thalia: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"