Name: Thaleia

Origin and Meaning of the Name Thaleia

  • Meaning:
    To flourish; bloom
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (THAH lee ah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Thaleia)
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Miscellaneous Info for Thaleia

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  • Used in:
    Greek speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Thaleia is derived from the Greek meaning "to blossom".
    In ancient Greek mythology Thaleia (or Thalia) was one of the nine Muses, the goddesses of music, song and dance.
    In Classical times, when the Muses were assigned specific artistic and literary spheres, Thaleia was named Muse of comedy and idyllic poetry, and portrayed holding a comic mask, or a shepherd's staff or wreath of ivy.
    Thaleia/Thalia is also the name of one of the Three Graces. The Grace Thalia was the goddess of banquets and other festivities. In this context, her name means "rich" or "abundant". The name is still in use in modern Greece. In the Greek alphabet it is written 'theta-alpha-lambda-epsilon-iota-alpha', with the accent on the first alpha.

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