Anthea Name Meaning & Origin

Anthea

Pronunciation: AN-thee-ə (key)

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A very English (and upper class) name; almost never heard in the United States.

Athena and Anthea are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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Thea, Annie, Panther, Théa (pronounced tay-uh)

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From the Greek "anthos" meaning flower or blossom. Anthea was also a name used by Hera.

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Anthea Turner, English television personality
Anthea Bell, English translator
Anthea Redfern, English television personality
Anthea Askey, English actress
Anthea Fraser, English crime writer
Anthea Disney, former president and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers
Anthea Appel, American author

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Anthea is a main character in "The Unknown Ajax" by Georgette Heyer, which I strongly recommend. She's a smart, strong woman in Regency England.
Anthea is the oldest of 5 children in "Five Children and It" by E. Nesbit.
Anthea Bradbury-Scott is a character in Agatha Christie's mystery novel "Nemesis".
Anthea is the name of the alien planet in the movie "The Man Who Fell To Earth."
Anthea Stonem is the mother of Tony and Effy Stonem on Skins.

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