Rhea

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Female Female Name

Usage

Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian

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Origin and Meaning

Latin form of the Greek name ‘Ρεια (Rheia) of unknown meaning [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

Maybe related to Greek ‘ρεω (rheo) = 'to flow' or ερα (era) = 'ground' [6]

Related Names

Rea
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Rhea
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Sweden: 1876 [3] [5]

Strongest Period of Usage

Sweden: 1930-1939 and 1950-1959 [5]

Greek Mythology

In the Greek mythology, Rhea is the daughter of Uranus and Gaia, sister and wife of Kronos and mother of Zeus

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Finland Finland[7]
n.a.
208
n.a.
208 0 0
Sweden Sweden[8]
35 63 35 63 0 0
Norway Norway[9]
56
n.a.
56
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[10]
47
n.a.
47
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[11]
1 3
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[12]
0 0
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Rhea.


References

  1. Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  2. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  4. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Mike Campbell: Behind the name http://www.behindthename.com
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  8. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/