Althea is a poetic, almost ethereal name found in Greek myth and pastoral poetry, associated in modern times with the great tennis player Althea Gibson, the first African-American to win at Wimbleton.
Althea appears in Greek mythology as the mother of the hero Meleager and was revived by the seventeenth century poet Richard Lovelace as a poetic pseudonym for his beloved.
These days, parents would also appreciate the short form Thea.
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