Alethea Meaning and Origin

Derived from the Greek word aletheia, meaning “truth.” It carries a profound significance that resonates with wisdom and authenticity. The name Alethea has a long history and has been used in various cultures. In Greek mythology, Alethea was a daughter of Zeus and the personification of truth. The name has also been associated with the Greek philosopher Alethea of Phlius, who was known for his teachings on ethics and honesty. This name dates from the 16th century, given in 1585 to Alethea Talbot, the youngest daughter of Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury, and would undoubtedly have likely been pronounced as “Al-ee-thia” at the time. It gained some popularity in English-speaking countries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  It has an elegant and timeless charm that is both sophisticated and approachable. 

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