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Alethea is a beautiful baby name that originated from ancient Greek mythology. It spread throughout the world in the sixteenth century. Alethea is no longer a top 1,000 option, but it is on the top 4,800 list.

Meaning of the name Alethea:

Greek: truth

Origin of the name Alethea:

Alethea was first the title for the Greek goddess over all of the truth. Originally, the baby name was Aletheia, but this option became popular in the 1500s. Alethea began to spread from England, going to the rest of the world.

Symbolism of the name Alethea:

Alethea means “truth” because of its godly association. Originally spelled Aletheia, this baby name was the title for the goddess of the truth in ancient Greek mythology.

Style of the name Alethea:

Classical

Gender of the name Alethea:

Alethea is a classical name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Alethea:

al-uh-THEE-uh

Number of syllables in the name Alethea:

Four

Emotion evoked from the name Alethea:

Alethea feels classical and noble. It is wholesome and complex.

Alternative spellings for the name Alethea:

  • Aletheia
  • Allethea
  • Alletheia
  • Alethya
  • Allethya
  • Alethia
  • Allethia

Nicknames for the name Alethea:

Popularity of the name Alethea:

As of 2021, Alethea is a top 4,800 baby name option for girls. More specifically, it is at rank 4,754. Alethea was a top 1,000 baby name in America from 1973 to 1974. It ranked highest in 1973 at number 522.

Related names for the name Alethea:

  • Abelia
  • Amaryllis
  • Asteria
  • Althea
  • Amada
  • Arian
  • Adrian 
  • Aphra

Great middle names for Alethea and their meanings:

  • Sage (sharp, perceptive, aromatic spice)
  • Willow (willow tree, freedom)
  • Larke (daybreak, lark)
  • Maeve (the intoxicating one)
  • Cora (maiden, daughter)
  • Jade (stone of the side)
  • Melody (music, song)
  • Giselle (pledge)

Famous people with the name Alethea:

  • Alethea Howard (Countess of Arundel)
  • Alethea Hayter (journalist, author)
  • Alethea Kontis (children's author)
  • Alethea Charlton (actress, “Doctor Who”)
  • Alethea McGrath (actress, “Epsilon”)

Aletheas in popular culture:

  • Alethea Hunt (character from “A Woman of the Future”)

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