a female given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for thea

Contemporary Examples of thea

Historical Examples of thea

  • Thea Dennant and another girl were seated in the window, talking.

    The Island Pharisees

    John Galsworthy

  • And Thea had almost fainted with grief in her dressing-room when she read the letter.

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • Because of Thea, first of all; and then it was he who gave her away, not Jimmy!

    The Bill-Toppers

    Andre Castaigne

  • Thea had the softest voice, but Mette had a dramatic delivery.

    Katharine Frensham

    Beatrice Harraden

  • Thea—my poor, sweet Thea—now you must tell me everything—exactly as it stands.

    Hedda Gabler

    Henrik Ibsen

Word Origin and History for thea


fem. proper name, from Greek thea "goddess," fem. equivalent of theos "god," from PIE root *dhes-, root of words applied to various religious concepts, e.g. Latin feriae "holidays," festus "festive," fanum "temple."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper