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Rhea Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Rhea is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Rhea is "flowing, river, stream".  

It is also of Latin origin, where its meaning is "poppy flower".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 1090  in baby name popularity for girls with 233 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Rhea Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Rhea has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Rhea to other names.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Rhea include Rheia.

Other Tidbits

Rhea falls into the name categories flower, Greek myth, water.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Rhea Perlman, Rhea Seddon.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Rhea in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Rhea.

Just for fun, see the name Rhea in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Rhea in Nautical Flags page.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

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