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Chea (Traditional Chinese: 謝, Simplified Chinese: 谢, Hanyu Pinyin: Xiè), is a Chinese surname common in China and Cambodia. Chea is romanized from the Chaozhou or Taishanese dialects of Chinese. Several notable people bear the name "Chea", including:

  • Alvin Chea, American musician and member of Christian band TAKE 6
  • Nuon Chea, accused Cambodian war criminal and deputy to Pol Pot
  • Chea Sim, Cambodian politician
  • Chea Vichea (born 1947), Cambodian trade unionist