Infographic of Rhea name meaning, which is “She flows with honey and delight,” based on the Greek rheos, a stream. In Greek mythology, the mother of Zeus, Hades, Poseidon, Demeter, Hera, and Hestia—hence the “Mother of the gods.”
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Rhea Name Popularity

How popular is the name Rhea? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 539 25 0.0071%
1911 457 42 0.0113%
1912 487 59 0.0117%
1913 490 66 0.0116%
1914 493 85 0.0122%
1915 473 126 0.0139%
1916 503 125 0.0129%
1917 513 124 0.0124%
1918 591 101 0.0094%
1919 515 132 0.0126%
1920 544 130 0.0117%
1921 529 136 0.0119%
1922 537 131 0.0118%
1923 643 88 0.0079%
1924 623 101 0.0087%
1925 567 117 0.0104%
1926 546 119 0.0108%
1927 642 84 0.0076%
1928 569 108 0.0101%
1929 597 87 0.0084%
1930 600 91 0.0087%
1931 586 83 0.0084%
1932 579 85 0.0086%
1933 619 67 0.0072%
1934 630 68 0.007%
1935 647 62 0.0064%
1936 635 66 0.0069%
1937 674 60 0.0061%
1938 765 43 0.0042%
1939 707 53 0.0052%
1940 723 52 0.0049%
1941 755 51 0.0045%
1942 692 72 0.0057%
1943 707 72 0.0055%
1944 752 58 0.0047%
1945 929 32 0.0026%
1946 752 72 0.0049%
1947 765 82 0.0049%
1948 757 80 0.005%
1949 797 77 0.0048%
1950 866 61 0.0038%
1951 823 74 0.0044%
1952 859 70 0.004%
1953 856 73 0.0041%
1954 942 61 0.0033%
1955 923 67 0.0036%
1956 915 74 0.0039%
1957 865 91 0.0047%
1958 833 96 0.0051%
1959 1,016 61 0.0032%
1960 1,036 62 0.0033%
1961 1,082 58 0.0031%
1962 1,017 65 0.0035%
1963 974 70 0.0039%
1964 1,176 44 0.0025%
1965 1,106 46 0.0028%
1966 1,031 55 0.0035%
1967 1,208 36 0.0024%
1968 1,034 55 0.0037%
1969 1,220 41 0.0027%
1970 1,208 48 0.003%
1971 1,263 43 0.0029%
1972 1,520 24 0.0018%
1973 1,410 29 0.0022%
1974 1,267 41 0.0032%
1975 1,081 61 0.0047%
1976 1,189 51 0.004%
1977 1,191 56 0.0042%
1978 1,148 64 0.0048%
1979 1,413 40 0.0028%
1980 1,267 54 0.0037%
1981 1,037 87 0.0059%
1982 1,353 46 0.0031%
1983 1,042 82 0.0056%
1984 1,055 85 0.0057%
1985 1,207 66 0.0043%
1986 1,208 66 0.0044%
1987 1,264 60 0.0039%
1988 1,454 47 0.003%
1989 1,349 63 0.0039%
1990 1,359 69 0.0042%
1991 1,542 52 0.0032%
1992 1,337 77 0.0048%
1993 1,394 70 0.0045%
1994 1,695 42 0.0027%
1995 1,473 60 0.004%
1996 2,001 27 0.0018%
1997 1,261 89 0.006%
1998 1,365 75 0.005%
1999 1,269 93 0.0062%
2000 1,131 125 0.0082%
2001 1,146 127 0.0084%
2002 994 169 0.0113%
2003 1,079 151 0.0099%
2004 882 226 0.0148%
2005 1,253 121 0.0079%
2006 1,150 153 0.0098%
2007 1,077 187 0.0119%
2008 1,199 147 0.0095%
2009 1,055 182 0.0122%
2010 1,159 146 0.0101%
2011 1,160 141 0.0099%
2012 1,099 162 0.0114%
2013 1,088 154 0.0108%
2014 1,055 172 0.0118%
2015 959 210 0.0144%
2016 883 241 0.0167%
2017 841 248 0.0178%
2018 718 306 0.0223%
2019 659 364 0.0269%

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Names Like Rhea

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What names are variants of Rhea?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Rhea.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rea

Flowing

Greek

Reya

Flowing

Greek

Rhae

Flowing

Greek

Rhaya

Flowing

Greek

Rhia

Flowing

Greek

Ria

Danish


What names sound like Rhea?

If you like how Rhea sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Rhea.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Rae

A diminutive or nickname for Rachel.

Hebrew

Raya

Friend

Israeli

Ree

To bind

Hebrew

Rei

Beautiful; lovely child

Japanese

Rie

Danish

Roya

Vision, dream

Arabic

Rue

Regret

English

Rye

King

Irish


What names are similar to Rhea?

Find a name that’s like Rhea, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Cybele

Greek


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5 Comments

  1. It has always been a name that I loved. It’s sweet and seemed to fit her

  2. I’ve always loved that name. I first heard it in school as the mother of Zeus and again with actress Rhea Pearlmen. It’s beautiful, easy to say and spell.

  3. Most people pronounce it ray uh and its annoying. I love her name, I had a bit of a name regret for the first month but quickly got over it and I’m glad I didn’t name her anything else because its perfect for our little girl. Me and her dad knew her name was going to be Rhea before she was born. After finding out we were having a girl we already knew she was Rhea. Ree uhhh

  4. We named her after her grandmother on her father’s side. I love that it’s a very simple but beautiful name.

  5. I chose the name Rhea (pronounced Ray-uh) because it was beautiful, it reminded me of the sunshine. It also reminded me of her father, whose middle name is Ray, so she’s named after him, in a way. I love everything about the name — Rhea was the Greek “mother of gods” in mythology and I thought that was really cool. The name also means “to flow,” and she’s a water sign — Pisces — so the whole thing is just serendipitous, since she was so close to being an air sign.


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