Rhea name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Rhea

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  1. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Rhea means "Greek Origin meaning 'Flowing'. In Greek mythology Rhea was the Greek Titan Goddess of fertility, motherhood, comfort and ease, She was the mother or Zeus, Poseidon, Hera and Demeter. In Roman mythology she was the mother of the twins Romulus and Remus who became the founders of the city of Rome. Also Rhea is a Welsh name and is the name of a river that flows through Wales" and is of Greek origin.
  2. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Rhea means "rain and graceful dancer".
  3. A user from India says the name Rhea is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Graceful dancer".
  4. According to a user from Jamaica, the name Rhea is of Greek origin and means "Name of a Greek goddess".
  5. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Rhea means "Rhea is a Greek goddess".
  6. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Rhea is of Welsh origin and means "river".
  7. A user from the United Kingdom says the name Rhea is of Greek origin and means "The name of a Titaness in Greek mythology".
  8. According to a user from Philippines, the name Rhea is of Filipino (Philippines) origin and means "Beave strong".
  9. A user from Hong Kong says the name Rhea means "It's Saturn's moon!".
  10. A submission from India says the name Rhea means "Human" and is of Fiction origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Rhe"a
The ramie or grass-cloth plant. See Grass-cloth plant, under Grass.
noun Rhe"a
Any one of three species of large South American ostrichlike birds of the genera Rhea and Pterocnemia. Called also the American ostrich.

Note: ☞ The common rhea, or nandou (Rhea Americana), ranges from Brazil to Patagonia. Darwin's rhea (Pterocnemia Darwinii), of Patagonia, is smaller, and has the legs feathered below the knee.

Etymology: L., a proper name

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Larger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia
  2. Smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan
  3. Fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology; wife of Cronus and mother of Zeus; identified with Roman Ops and Cybele of ancient Asia Minor

From Ancient Greek Ῥέα (Rhéa).

  1. (Greek mythology) A Titan, the daughter of Uranus and Gaia, the mother of Demeter, Hades, Hera, Hestia, Poseidon, and Zeus.
  2. (astronomy) One of the moons of Saturn.
  3. A female given name from Ancient Greek in occasional use.
  4. A surname​.

Rhea was also found in the following language(s): Translingual and Cebuano

Notable Persons Named Rhea

Notable Persons Named Rhea

Rhea Perlman

Rhea Perlman is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1972. Rhea was given the name Rhea Jo Perlman on March 31st, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Rhea Durham

Rhea Durham is a model. Rhea was born on July 1st, 1978 in Lakeland, Florida, U.S.

Rhea Seehorn

Rhea Seehorn is an actress. Rhea was born on May 12th, 1972.

Rhea Pillai

Rhea Pillai is a model. Rhea was born in 1965.

Rhea Chakraborty

Rhea Chakraborty is a vj (media personality), actor, presenter, video jockey, actress, and anchor. She has had major accomplishments since 2009. Rhea was born on July 1st, 1992 in Bangalore.

Rhea Kapoor

Rhea Kapoor is a film producer. She was most prominent from 2010 to present.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Rhea

Notable Persons With the Last Name Rhea

Caroline Rhea

Caroline Rhea is a comedian, actress, model, voice actress, actor, and model (people). She was most active from 1986 to present. Caroline was given the name Caroline Gilchrist Rhea on April 13th, 1964 in Montreal.


John Angus Rhea

John was born in 1753 in County Londonderry. He died on May 27th, 1832.

Timothy Rhea

Timothy Rhea is a director of bands, texas a&m university, conducting, texas a&m wind symphony, and conductor. He has been prominent since 1993. Timothy was given the name Timothy Brett Rhea on June 18th, 1967. Timothy is also known as Tim Rhea.

Hortense Rhéa

Hortense Rhéa was a french actor. Hortense was born on September 4th, 1844 in Brussels, Belgium. Hortense is also known as Hortense Rhea and Hortense Barbe-Loret. She passed away in 1899.

La Julia Elizabeth Rhea

La Julia Elizabeth Rhea was an opera singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1903 to 1949. La was born on March 16th, 1898 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. She passed away on July 5th, 1992.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Rhea U.S.
  White 84.82% 64.26%
  African American 8.53% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.25% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Rhea

People with the last name Rhea are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Rhea

  • What name lists does Rhea rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Rhea? Rhea is the 1,881st most popular name of all time. As a last name Rhea was the 4,323rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Rhea have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,171 babies born with the first name Rhea in the United States. That's more than enough people named Rhea to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Rhea? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Rhea first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Rhea is Saturday, February 26th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Rhea born? The highest recorded use of the first name Rhea was in 2019 with a total of 409 babies.
  • Random Rhea Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Rhea ranks 85th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 17 babies in Utah have the same name in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Rhea: The name spelled backwards is Aehr. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Erah. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Rhea? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 8,219 people with the last name Rhea.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Rhea? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Rhea as their last name.
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