Anthea Meaning and Origin

Anthea is a girl’s name of Latin origin, meaning: “flowery.” Latinized spelling of Greek Antheia from the feminine adjective antheios ‘flowery’. Antheia was one of the Charites of Greek mythology and was the goddess of flowers and flowery wreaths. She was known to the Romans as Anthea. Anthea’s are large long-flowering pale yellow flowers that fade in late summer to a creamy yellow. The flowers are known to attract butterflies.


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