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Meaning and Name Origin

Althea \a-lthea, al-thea\ as a girls' name is pronounced al-THEE-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Althea is "healing herb". From Althaia, and of a different root from Alethea. The name is derived from a shrub that is also called a marshmallow. Greek mythology: mother of Meleager. The name was revived in the 17th century by poet Richard Lovelace, as a poetic name for his beloved. Tennis celebrity Althea Gibson.


Variations

Althea has 9 variants: Altha, Althaea, Althaia, Altheda, Althelia, Althia, Eltha, Elthea and Thea.

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


Popularity

Althea is a very prominent first name for women (#790 out of 4276, Top 18%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Althea for girls. Althea reached its highest position of #404 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Althea name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Althea and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Althea are Aleta, Aletha, Altha and Thea (#776 the previous year). Usage of these girl names reached its peak during 1880-1889 and is now significantly less, with the forms Aleta, Aletha, Altha and Althea becoming less trendy. Thea (#776) is the most trendy baby name here, with this name enjoying a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Aldea, Alitheea, Alta and Anthea. These names tend to be less commonly used than Althea.

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