What does Elthea mean?
Elthea /el-thea/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the name Elthea means "healing herb". Elthea is an alternate spelling of Althea (Greek): from Althaia. Elyea is a common last name.
How popular is Elthea?
Elthea is a rare given name for females. Elthea is a unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Elthea and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Elthea (not ranked) are Thea (#776 the previous year), Althea and Altha. Variants like Althaea are seldom used. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.3943%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.0747%, 81.1% less), with the forms Altha and Althea becoming less stylish. Thea (#776) is the most trendy girl name among these, and there is a revival in birth name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)