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Gender: Female Meaning of Alethea: "truth" Origin of Alethea: Greek

The name Alethea is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "truth". Alethea and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Favorite: GIRLS!".

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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 Howard, Countess of Arundel
Alethea Catharine Hayter, English journalist and author
Alethea Kontis, American children's author
Alethea Blow Charlton, English actress
Alethea Ada McGrath, Australian actress
Margaret Alethea Gyles, birth name of Althea Gyles, Irish poet

Pop Culture References for the name Alethea

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


Alethea Willow Says:


Hi, ive had this name my whole life and i've always pronounced it
Uh - Lee - Thee - Uh
I love this pronunciation the best because any othe way doesn't make sense in my head. Because by following proper grammer the A makes the Uh sound, LE makes Lee, the makes THEE, and uh again. However any way you say Alethea will be amazing if said with love

SparkleNinja18 Says:


Can’t unhear Alicia (uh-LEES-ee-uh) with a lisp now...

Kaylon O. Centres Says:


This is Rosalynn Smith Carter's sister's name, spelled Allethea, or Allethea Smith Wall.

wordydirds Says:


My sister's name is Aleithea (ah-lay-thee-ah).

morning_glory Says:


It's pronounced ah-LEE-thee-ah, in contrast to Alessia (ah-LESS-ee-ah) and Alicia (ah-LISH-ah/ah-LIH-see-ah).

jwpete Says:


This name is actually pronounced a-LEE-thee-a, it doesn't sound anything like Alicia. This is my daughter's name, and the few other Alethea's we have met all pronounce it the same way.

Jesabel Says:


I think this looks so pretty but I agree with jaimetanae about the lispy sound.. every time I say it it sounds similar to Alessia with a lisp :(

jaimetanae Says:


I really, really, really want to love this...but I can not get over the lispy sound!

lesliemarion Says:


Much prefer Althea.