[ 2 syll. (t)hea, th-ea ] The baby girl name Thea is pronounced in English as -THIY-ah or in German as TEH-aa †. Thea is used chiefly in the English, German, and Scandinavian languages. It is derived from Old Greek origins.
Thea is a short form of the name Dorothy (English) in the English, German, and Scandinavian languages.
Thea is also a short form of the name Theodora (English, German, and Greek) in the German language.
Thea is also a short form of the name Theodosia (English and Greek) in the German language.
Thea is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also considered trendy. The name's popularity has been growing since the 2010s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2018 with 0.065% of baby girls being given the name Thea. It had a ranking of #273 then. Among all girl names in its family, Thea was the most popular in 2018. Thea was twice as popular as the subsequent ranked name, Dorothy, in that year.
† Pronunciation for Thea: TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"