Althea

First Name
16k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Althea

"Althea" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Marsh Flower". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea
Wiktionary

From Althaia or Althaea of Greek mythology, from Ancient Greek Ἀλθαία (Althaía).

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons With the Name Althea

Tia Carrere is an actress, model, singer, voice actor, actor, model (people), and singing. She was most prominent from 1985 to present. Tia was given the name Althea Rae Janairo on January 2nd, 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

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Althea Gibson was a tennis player. Althea was born on August 25th, 1927 in Clarendon County, South Carolina. She died on September 28th, 2003.

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Althea Flynt was a magazine publisher. Althea was given the name Althea Leasure on November 6th, 1953 in Marietta, Ohio, U.S. She left this life on June 27th, 1987.

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Althea is a comics character.

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Althea Garrison is a human resources and politician. Althea was born on October 7th, 1940 in Hahira, Georgia.

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Althea Harper is a fashion design and fashion designer. Althea was born on October 5th, 1984.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Althea

Althea is a comics character.

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Sarah Hill Althea was a famous human. Sarah was born on March 26th, 1850. She died on February 14th, 1937.

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How popular is the baby name Althea in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 9 0
1881 8 8 0
1882 11 11 0
1883 13 13 0
1884 13 13 0
1885 14 14 0
1886 19 19 0
1887 18 18 0
1888 21 21 0
1889 30 30 0
1890 19 19 0
1891 39 39 0
1892 29 29 0
1893 23 23 0
1894 42 42 0
1895 32 32 0
1896 36 36 0
1897 29 29 0
1898 33 33 0
1899 41 41 0
1900 35 35 0
1901 37 37 0
1902 41 41 0
1903 49 49 0
1904 46 46 0
1905 46 46 0
1906 53 53 0
1907 48 48 0
1908 66 66 0
1909 75 75 0
1910 91 91 0
1911 77 77 0
1912 131 131 0
1913 141 141 0
1914 199 199 0
1915 266 266 0
1916 265 265 0
1917 265 265 0
1918 318 318 0
1919 261 261 0
1920 336 336 0
1921 311 311 0
1922 274 274 0
1923 254 254 0
1924 280 275 5
1925 258 258 0
1926 226 226 0
1927 263 263 0
1928 196 196 0
1929 198 198 0
1930 175 175 0
1931 160 160 0
1932 164 164 0
1933 162 162 0
1934 166 166 0
1935 141 141 0
1936 124 124 0
1937 148 148 0
1938 119 119 0
1939 113 113 0
1940 101 101 0
1941 118 118 0
1942 116 116 0
1943 115 115 0
1944 111 111 0
1945 110 110 0
1946 125 125 0
1947 118 118 0
1948 126 126 0
1949 235 235 0
1950 309 309 0
1951 334 334 0
1952 327 327 0
1953 254 254 0
1954 308 308 0
1955 249 249 0
1956 386 386 0
1957 352 352 0
1958 278 278 0
1959 217 217 0
1960 218 218 0
1961 186 186 0
1962 159 159 0
1963 135 135 0
1964 149 149 0
1965 213 213 0
1966 163 163 0
1967 212 212 0
1968 202 202 0
1969 155 155 0
1970 150 150 0
1971 139 139 0
1972 142 142 0
1973 95 95 0
1974 106 106 0
1975 76 76 0
1976 83 83 0
1977 77 77 0
1978 64 64 0
1979 70 70 0
1980 69 69 0
1981 88 88 0
1982 50 50 0
1983 49 49 0
1984 70 70 0
1985 44 44 0
1986 50 50 0
1987 47 47 0
1988 55 55 0
1989 70 70 0
1990 55 55 0
1991 50 50 0
1992 40 40 0
1993 51 51 0
1994 39 39 0
1995 40 40 0
1996 47 47 0
1997 51 51 0
1998 58 58 0
1999 61 61 0
2000 68 68 0
2001 53 53 0
2002 55 55 0
2003 69 69 0
2004 66 66 0
2005 68 68 0
2006 57 57 0
2007 57 57 0
2008 59 59 0
2009 75 75 0
2010 81 81 0
2011 72 72 0
2012 73 73 0
2013 101 101 0
2014 91 91 0
2015 129 129 0

Where is the name Althea popular?

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Popularity of Althea as a first name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Althea as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in Maine, Louisiana, or Pennsylvania.

Common last names for Althea

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Jackson
  • Anderson
  • Robinson
  • Thompson
  • King

Fun Facts about the name Althea

  • How Popular is the name Althea? Althea is the 1,824th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Althea have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,398 babies born with the first name Althea in the United States. That's more than enough people named Althea to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Althea? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Althea first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Althea is Sunday, October 24th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Althea born? The highest recorded use of the first name Althea was in 1956 with a total of 386 babies.
  • Random Althea Factoid: According to the 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Althea ranks 85th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Maine. Imagine that, 24 babies in Maine have the same name as you in 1924.
  • Weird things about the name Althea: Your name in reverse order is Aehtla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Haetal. How do you pronounce that?

What Althea's Have Visited This Page?

What does the name Althea mean?

Ais for appreciative, of all you have

Lis for look, the way you look at life.

Tis for treasure, of your friendship.

His for honor, your most valuable possession.

Eis for enduring, forever will your memory remain

Ais for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

Name poster for Althea

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.