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Origin: Greek
Meaning: Truth, Sincerity

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Alethea

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Alethea in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Alethea:

  • Records indicate that 523 girls in the United States have been named Alethea since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1973, when 322 people in the U.S. were given the name Alethea. Those people are now 48 years old.

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      7 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Alethea. I?ve gotten ?Althea?, ?Athena (which I don?t mind)? ?Olivia? ?aletea?. It annoys me that people won?t take a second to learn it, because it?s not that hard. But I don?t mind when people call me Athena, I take that as a complememt. But other times, it?s annoying. I?ve never met another Alethea and i?d Love to meet another one." Sep. 4, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have never met anyone else with my name and I love it. It is Greek and means truth. My godmother named me. People often mispronounce it, which I find puzzling because it is pronounced the way it is spelled. I often get called Althea, Athena or Alicia and I always correct them. My closest friends call me Lee or LeeLee. My mother hates that. She always calls me by my full name and reminds me that I am special." Mar. 23, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "It?s so weird to see other people named Alethea. Once, on retreat, the guide was asking for our names and when I told him mine he said that it was a name of a goddess and that made me feel nice. Other people often ask me why my parents didn?t just name me Althea and I?d agree and say that it?s kinda weird but I actually really like my name. I just ask most people to call me Thea for simplicity?s sake though." Dec. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is alethea and I always thought I was the ONLY alethea but then I saw this website... anyway Im usually called leah for short but it gets frustrating when people say althea and forget the e but the positive part is that people always say my name is so pretty and rare so Im thankful for that!" May. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name, and I've never met another Alethea. I'm used to being called "Alicia", " Althea", "Athena", " Oliva", "Ethia" and a million other mispronunciations. Oh well. To tell you the TRUTH, I wouldn't want any other name." Aug. 1, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I could have written the same comment as the Alethea above. It's totally phonetic, but I've been called Althea a thousand times, not to mention Alicia, Athena, or just people just stop and stare at it and I have to help them. On the positive: the meaning is truth. I've grown into my name. AS a kid I longed to have a simpler name (everyone was a Debbie or a Susan then, it seems). And i do think it has a beautiful sound." Aug. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is a very beautiful name and I am surprised it is not more widely used." Aug. 2, 2011: Report as inappropriate

      2 Neutral Comments

  • "Hi my name is also Alethea I love my name and also get called all those names that have been mentioned and also have to correct people when they mispronounced my name. I was amazed when I read this that there are so many people named Alethea in the world. I have never meet another Alethea in person. Alethea from New Zealand" Sep. 7, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I get a lot of compliments but sometimes I get sick of having it misspelled, mispronounced, and misinterpreted, or of people being too lazy to take a moment to learn it rather than fudging it every time they see me, for years on end. How many times do I have to correct someone before it sticks? It's not THAT hard a name. Sometimes I wish I'd just been named "Ruth" after my grandmother." Mar. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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