Rea or Rhea

Rea or Rhea is a female Greek name; it is actually an ancient Greek name, quite common in the antiquity due to its significance.

Rea or Rhea derives from the Greek word “reo” which means to flow.

female greek name rea

Sound of name Rea: Ré-ah

Male Version of name Rea: N/A

Nameday of Rea: N/A. Rea is one of these ancient Greek names that don’t have a nameday in the Orthodox Calendar.

Origin of name Rea – Ancient Greek name Rea or Rhea

In Greek mythology Rhea was a Titan, the wife of Cronus, and the mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hera, Demeter and Hestia.  The myths involving Rhea and Cronus are very interesting.

The most known myth refers to the birth of Zeus: Cronus was fearful of his children, because he knew that one of his sons would take his place as the god of Gods;  so he swallowed them upon birth, but when Zeus was born, Rhea fed her husband a stone instead, dressed as a newborn baby.

Zeus survived hidden in a cave in Crete and when he grew up, he destroyed Cronus with Rhea’s help.

Rhea was usually identified with the Anatolian mother-goddess Kyvele. In Roman mythology, Rea Silvia was the mother of Romulus and Remus, the founders of the city of Rome.

Nicknames deriving from name Rea

Rea does not have any nicknames or diminutives. Most ancient Greek names are used in their origin form.

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Rea

Rea likes good and rich life, traveling and having fun. Financial stability and safety are very important to her, so she chooses a lucrative profession, or a rich husband.

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