Rhea Name Meaning & Origin

Rhea

Pronunciation: REE-ə (key)

Origin of the name Rhea:

Derived from the Greek rhoia (flowing).

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Comments and insights on the name Rhea: | Edit

Contains the same letters as Hera.

Personal experiences with the name Rhea: | Edit

I have two friends both called Rhea who were both bullied and called Rhea Rhea diarrhea. One had to move schools due to being chased though the play ground by other children who were chanting Rhea Rhea diarrhea Rhea has the runs. Another was referred to as Rhea diarrhea the poo fairy by other children in her class. They both hate their name because of this and wish their parents had thought of this before naming them Rhea.

When I've come across people with this name, they have always pronounced it "Ray-ah."
My name is Rhea and it is pronounced as "Ray." :D
I've heard people pronounce it "Ree-ah."

I have a fitness instructor named Rhea, and she pronounces it ree-uh.

My middle name is Rhea (pronounced Ray)I spent my entire life correcting people on the pronunciation. It was very frustrating.

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Rhe

Meanings and history of the name Rhea: | Edit

From Greek, meaning "flowing"
A large, flightless bird, native to South America

One of Saturn's 60 moons

Famous real-life people named Rhea: | Edit

Rhea Perlman, American actress best known for her role as Carla in the 1980s TV sitcom "Cheers"
Margaret Rhea Seddon, American astronaut
Rhea Tregebov, Canadian poet and children's author
Rhea Bailey, English actress
Rhea Santos, Filipina journalist
Rhea Durham, American model
Rhea kapoor, indian film producer and the owner of the fashion line Rheson

Rhea in song, story & screen: | Edit

There are two mythological goddesses by this name: the more important is Rhea Silvia, in Roman mythology the mother of the twin founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus. In Greek mythology, Rhea was the mother of Aventinus by Hercules.

Actress Bonnie Rhea (Pronounced Ray)-Caroline Gilchrist Rhea (born April 13, 1964) is a Canadian stand-up comedian, actress and model who was the original host of the reality television show The Biggest Loser on NBC until she was replaced by Alison Sweeney after the end of Season 3. She is also known for her role as Hilda Spellman from Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and for replacing Rosie O'Donnell as the hostess of her syndicated talk show, renamed The Caroline Rhea Show. Rhea provides the voice for Linda Flynn-Fletcher, the mother of Phineas and Candace Flynn and stepmother of Ferb Fletcher, on the Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb.

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