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Rhea - Meaning of Rhea

What does Rhea mean?

Meaning of the name RheaReaRhéaRyahRhiahRhaeReahRhayaRiahRheannaRyaRhealynReeRiaRhiyaRheyaRhia

[ 2 syll. (r)hea, rh-ea ] The baby girl name Rhea is pronounced RIY-ah (English) †.

1: Rhea has its origins in the Old Greek language, and it is used largely in English, German, and Greek. Rheia (Old Greek) is an old form of the name. The name is of obscure meaning, possibly from rheo or rheos (meaning 'river, stream'). The name was borne in Greek mythology by the daughter of the Titans Uranus and Gaia. She became the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter, and Hestia, and consequently appeared as a prominent figure in various folk tales.

Variations of Rhea include Ree, Rhae, Rhaya, Rhealyn (English), Rheanna (English), Rheya, Rhéa, Rhia, Rhiah, and Rhiya.

The spelling variants Rea (German, Hungarian, and Italian), Reah (English), Ria (English, German, and Hungarian), Riah (English), Rya (English), and Ryah (English) are other forms of the name.

2: Rhea's language of origin is Latin. It is derived from the elements 'res' ; 'regnum' ; 'rea' which means poppy flower. The name could also be of Latin origin, possibly from the element 'res', 'regnum' or 'rea'. In Roman mythology, Rhea Silvia was the mother of the legendary founders of Rome, the twins Romulus and Remus. Another mythological Rhea was the priestess mother of Aventinus by Hercules.

The name Rea (Polish) is a variant transcription of Rhea.

See also the related categories, daughter, roman, element, zeus, priestess, mother, river, obscure, folk, flower, and german.

Rhea is a classic favorite. Currently it is still somewhat popular as a baby name for girls, though it was in more widespread use before. At the modest peak of its usage in 1901, 0.023% of baby girls were named Rhea. It ranked at #387 then. The baby name has since dropped out of favor, and is of irregular use in recent times. In 2016, its usage was only 0.015% and its ranking #952, but it was nevertheless the most commonly used out of all girl names in its group.

Baby names that sound like Rhea include Raea, Rhia, Raca, Racah, Racca, Raccah, Rachie, Rachy, Raeca, Raeka, Raekah, Raffah, Raga, Rahee, Rahey, Raise, Raisha, Raisi, Raisie, and Raissa.

† Pronunciation for Rhea: R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"

A famous person named Rhea is Actress, Rhea Perlman, born March 31, 1948, Brooklyn, New York.


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