What Does Galilea Mean in the Bible?

The name Galilea is starting to become a very popular girl's name. But what is the significance and pronunciation of the name? Let's find out the origin and more

By Carmen Slabbert
Edited by Taj Schlebusch

Published October 7, 2021.

Biblical girl names such as Rachel, Mary, and Magdaline have been used for generations due to their unique connection with the Bible.

Galilea is an Italian girl's name (which could be added to the above list). The pronunciation is gah-Lil-LAY-a, and because of the pretty, delicate sound when saying it, it makes it a beautiful girl's name.

Does "Galilea" Come From "Galilee"?

Like the masculine form Galileo, Galilea originates from Israel. It means the district of nations and is a variant of the word 'Galilee,' a region in Northern Israel, with great Biblical significance.

The religious significance of Galilee is that many of the miracles were done in this region of Israel. Miracles like Jesus walking on water, calming the storm, and feeding five thousand people.

Is Galilea a Good Name for a Child?

With its strong historical roots, beautiful sound, and the potential for cute nicknames, it’s no surprise that this name is seen as a good name for a child and has been on the rise in recent years.