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Girl Name: Medea

Name: Medea
Pronunciation: \m(e)-dea\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: ruling
Origin: Greek
Sounds Like: Meda, Medie, Mada, Meyta, Meta, Meade
Variant forms: Madora, Medeia, Media, Medora, Medorah


Medea \m(e)-dea\ as a girl's name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Medea is "ruling". Greek mythology: Medea was a witch who left a trail of dead bodies behind her, giving this name gruesome connotations.

Medea has 5 variant forms: Madora, Medeia, Media, Medora and Medorah.

Baby names that sound like Medea are Meda, Medie, Mada, Meyta, Meta and Meade.


Medea is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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