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What does Elthea mean?

Elthea /el-thea/ 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.

Associated with: greek, healing (life), herb (tree)


Elthea has 5 variants: Altha, Althaea, Althaia, Althia and Eltha.

Elthea has 3 more relations via Althea: Altheda, Althelia and Thea.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Elithea, Erthea, ..

(male) Eler, Eltheare, ..

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is an analysis of the history of Elthea and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Elthea (not ranked) are Thea (#776 the previous year), Eltha, Althea and Altha. Other variants, like Althia, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Elthea was widespread 104 years ago (usage of 0.03%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.02%, 52% less), with forms such as Althea becoming somewhat outmoded. Thea is the most trendy girl name among these. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alathea, Alethea, Alithea, Anthea, Bethea, Eladia, Elata, Elda, Elethea, Eletta, Elfrea (see Alfreda), Elida, Elidia, Elita, Elithia, Elitta, Ellita, Elodea, Elodia, Elsha, Elshe, Ertha, Erthel (see Eartha), Esther, Etha, Ethel, Ethna, Ethnea, Mathea and Olethea. These names tend to be more commonly used than Elthea.