Thalia only became a top 1,000 option in America in the last three decades, though it had one high ranking in 1932. The name is associated with an important character in Greek mythology. Thalia was the muse over comedy and poetry.

Meaning of the name Thalia:

Greek: to blossom, to flourish

Origin of the name Thalia:

Thalia originates from the classically Greek name Thaleia. Thalia was one of the muses found in mythology from Greek culture. The name comes from the Greek word “thallo.”

Symbolism of the name Thalia:

The word “thallo” that the name Thalia can be traced back to translates into “to blossom.” This is why the meaning is the same, or can also be translated into “to flourish.”

Style of the name Thalia:


Gender of the name Thalia:

Thalia is a wholesome and formal name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Thalia:


Number of syllables in the name Thalia:


Emotion evoked from the name Thalia:

Thalia feels well-rounded and full of kindness. It is a joyous name that is approachable, yet mature.

Alternative spellings for the name Thalia:

  • Thaleia
  • Thaliah
  • Thaliea
  • Thaylia
  • Thaaliah
  • Thaalia
  • Thaliya

Nicknames for the name Thalia:

Popularity of the name Thalia:

Thalia had one year on the top 1,000 list prior to 1992, which was 1932 at rank 996. The name has only been on the top 500 list for two years, however, in 1995 and 1996 at ranks 494 and 489, respectfully. As of 2020, Thalia is rank 803.

Related names for the name Thalia:

Great middle names for Thalia and their meanings:

  • Stephanie (crown)
  • Norine (honor)
  • Antoinette (highly praiseworthy)
  • Marina (of the sea)
  • Mirabel (wondrous, of wondrous beauty)
  • Phoebe (bright, shining)
  • Daphne (laurel)
  • Celeste (heavenly, celestial)

Famous people with the name Thalia:

  • Thalia Zedek (singer and guitarist from Live Skull band)
  • Thalia Pellegrini (TV presenter)
  • Thalia Munro (water polo player)
  • Thalia Field (novelist)

Thalias in popular culture:

  • Thalia Grace (character from “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series)
  • Thalia Blanco (character from “Shameless”)
  • Thalia Menninger (character from “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”)