Alethea Origin and Meaning

The name Alethea is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "truth".

Alethea, the name of the Greek goddess of truth, came into fashion in England in the 16th century, in tandem with the virtue names. Alethea may find new favor now as one of the goddess names stylish for baby girls.

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Famous People Named Alethea

  • Alethea HowardCountess of Arundel
  • Alethea Catharine HayterEnglish journalist and author
  • Alethea KontisAmerican children's author
  • Alethea Blow CharltonEnglish actress
  • Alethea Ada McGrathAustralian actress
  • Margaret Alethea Gylesbirth name of Althea Gyles, Irish poet

Alethea in Pop Culture

  • Alethea Huntcharacter in David Ireland's absurdist novel "A Woman of the Future" (1979)
  • Sophia Alethea HobsonCol. Thomas Newcome's second wife in "The Newcomes" (1853,5) by William Makepeace Thackeray

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