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What does Lethe mean?

Lethe Pronunciation of Lethe [lethe] as a name for girls has its root in Greek, and the name Lethe means "broad river; forgetfulness". Lethe is an alternate spelling of Leith (Scottish, Gaelic): the form spelling Lethe. Lethe is also a variation of Letha (Greek).

Associated with: greek, river.


Lethe has 3 variants: Leitha, Leithia and Lethia.

1 more alternative form via Leith, Letha: Leithe.

Creative forms:
(female) Lithe, Lothe, ..

(male) Lele, Leton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lethe Alia (L.A.), ..

How popular is Lethe?

Lethe is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Lethe is an equivalently uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Lethia, Letha and Leitha are the popular related forms of Lethe (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. These relations of Lethe reached the height of their popularity a century ago (median #1020), but now, the form Letha has gone out of style. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leitha, Letha, Lethia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Anthe, Berthe, Cathe, Grethe, Kaethe, Kathe, Leah, Lee, Leece, Leese, Lenae, Lene, Leone, Lesha, Leta, Letice, Letta, Lettee, Lettie, Letty, Lexie, Lotie, Lotte and Ruthe. These names tend to be more frequently used than Lethe.

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