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Meaning and name origin

Alethea \a-le-thea\ as a girl's 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.


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

For more information, see also the related girl name Olethea.


Alethea is a very popular first name for females (#2022 out of 4276, Top 47%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alethea and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Althea, Aletha and Aleta. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aleta, Aletha, Althea in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alethea is also pronounced similarly to Aleetheea, Alitheea and Oletha. Other suggested similar baby names are Altha, Althaea and Althia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alethea.