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THAL-ee-uh, THAYL-yah or t(h)ah-LEE-ah
Flourish with joy
Characteristics of Thalia
Etymology & Historical Origin - Thalia
Thalia is an ancient Greek female name, from Thaleia (Θαλεια) meaning “to blossom, flourish”, and was borne by one of the nine Muses in Greek Mythology. Thalia and her sister-muses were the daughters of Zeus, High King of the gods, and the Titaness Mnemosyn, goddess of memory. The Muses were the goddesses of the arts and a source of inspiration to all artists (musicians, singers, dancers, writers, poets, etc). They embodied the creative aspects of artistic endeavors most valued by the ancient Greeks, and were called upon for their individual gifts. Calliope is often depicted as the chief Muse as the inspiration behind the art form most important to the Greeks: epic poetry. Next came Clio (history), followed by Poylhymnia (mime), Euterpe (flute), and Terpsichore (light verse and dance). The sixth Muse was Erato (lyrical sing-song poetry) followed by her final three sisters Melpomene (tragedy), Thalia (comedy) and Urania (astronomy). Given the exotic names shared by the Muses, they hardly offer any options for modern name choices among English-speakers (except Clio, Erato and Thalia, perhaps). Thalia is often translated to mean “flourishing with joy” and as the Muse of comedy this makes sense. Comedy is an art form meant to amuse and cause laughter, so we’d have to agree that Thalia is indeed the happiest of the nine names. And one with a very upbeat etymology. Thalia is not a super common female name in the Western World but it is embraced with mild frequency in France, Australia, the United States and Canada. It is also sometimes used among Spanish-speakers in homage to Mexican singer/actress known simply as Thalía, one of the most successful Latin singers of all time.
Popularity of the Name Thalia
Thalia did appear on the Top 1000 list of American female names once in 1932, but for all intents and purposes, the name didn’t really come to America until 1992. And boy did she come back with a bang! The sudden usage of Thalía, as well as her remarkable debut on the naming charts, is all owed to Mexican soap-opera actress and pop-singer Ariadna Thalía Sodi Miranda (known simply as Thalía). 1992 is the year she released one of her earlier albums (“Love”) to successful reception in Mexico. Mexican-Americans north of the border were also embracing Thalía’s talent…and her name. The initial frenzied interest in the name Thalía in the mid-1990s eventually wore off, and the name is now hovering close to the bottom of the Top 1000 list. In fact, it’s just a matter of time before Americans forget this ancient Greek Muse completely. And what a shame! Of course Thalia is a great choice for the baby daughter of artist parents, particularly those who appreciate the value of laughter. Thalia just feels like a good-omen name. It’s beautiful, positive, underused and original. It’s also the optimistically happy Number Six in numerology. The only questionable thing about the name Thalia is how you pronounce it. With the lisp or without?
Popularity of the Girl Name Thalia
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Thalia
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Thalia
Thalia We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Thalia.
Popular Songs on Thalia
Thalia - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Thalia.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Thalia
The Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Lightning Thief (Rick Riordan) - Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus (including a demi-goddess named Thalia) seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson's textbooks and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Zeus's master lightning bolt has been stolen, and Percy is the prime suspect. Now, he and his friends have just ten days to find and return Zeus's stolen property and bring peace to a warring Mount Olympus. Series creator Rick Riordan joins forces with some of the biggest names in the comic book industry to tell the story of a boy who must unravel a treachery more powerful than the gods themselves. Recommended for ages 10-14.
Famous People Named Thalia
Famous People Named Thalia - Thalía (singer)
Children of Famous People Named Thalia
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Thalia - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Thalia.
Thalia - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Thalia - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Thalia.
Personality of the Girl Name Thalia
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Thalia