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What does Alethea mean?

Alethea Pronunciation of Alethea [alethea] as a girls' name is pronounced ah-LEE-thee-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alethea is "verity, truth". A learned coinage, not found before the 16th century. Mythology: goddess of truth. See also Althea.

Associated with: greek, truth, learned (wisdom), 16th century, mythology, goddess.


Alethea has 14 variants: Alathea, Alathia, Aleethia, Aleta, Aletea, Aletha, Alethia, Aletia, Aletta, Alette, Alithea, Alithia, Elethea and Elithia.

Affiliated girl name: Olethea.

8 more alternative forms via Althea: Altha, Althaea, Althaia, Altheda, Althelia, Althia, Eltha and Elthea.

Creative forms:
(female) Arethea, Arthea, ..

(male) Aleter, Alethel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alethea Stella (A.S.), ..

How popular is Alethea?

Alethea is a very popular first name for females (#2022 out of 4276, Top 47%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Alethea was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #1052 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alethea name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alethea outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Aleta, Aletha, Alethia, Aletta, Altha, Althea (#1640 the previous year) and Eltha are the popular varying forms of Alethea appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Alethea was well-received during 1910-1919 (average #1310) and has become much reduced since (#1955, down 89.2%), with versions like Altha becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alethea, Aleta, Aletha, Alethia, Aletta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Altha, Althea, Eltha in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alethea and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alethea is pronounced similarly to Aleetheea, Alitheea and Oletha. Other suggested similar names are Aesha, Agatha, Agetha, Agotha, Aiesha, Alamea, Aldea, Aleah, Aleana, Aleceea, Alecia, Alectra, Aleda, Aleea, Aleece, Aleecia, Aleen, Aleena, Alegra, Aleida, Aleine, Alene, Alesha, Aleshia, Alesia, Alessa, Alesta, Alexea, Alexia, Alexie, Alexina, Aleyna, Alicea, Alieshea (see Alicia), Alisha, Alita, Alitia, Alitza, Alletta, Allette, Allicea, Allta, Aloha, Alpha, Alta, Alurea, Alyceea, Alysha, Anechka, Aneta, Anetta, Anette, Annthea (see Anthea), Anthe, Anthea, Anuhea, Areta, Aretha, Arethusa, Arleth, Arletha, Arlette, Artha, Artheia, Astrea, Bethea, Cynthea, Dorthea, Filothea, Galathea, Mathea and Penthea. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alethea.

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