a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “truth.”.
Historical Examples

The next moment Alethea stood before her, with outstretched arms.
Scenes and Characters Charlotte M. Yonge

Alethea was more serious, naturally, than he had ever seen her before.
John Deane of Nottingham W.H.G. Kingston

His face was flushed, and Alethea Craig always declared that he looked “just plain everyday cross.”
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903 Lucy Maud Montgomery

In the first he recognised his brother Jasper, and in the lady, the fair Alethea.
John Deane of Nottingham W.H.G. Kingston

It was, however, the extraction of Alethea that determined the presumptuousness of her young man’s aspirations.
When Ghost Meets Ghost William Frend De Morgan

The Alethea was within the wide jaws of the Western Scheldt.
The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance

“Mistress Alethea will surely find a welcome and shelter in the house of my father,” answered Jack.
John Deane of Nottingham W.H.G. Kingston

It was this which decided Alethea that the boy was worth taking pains with.
The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler

The inconvenience and disappointment which he had gone through, seemed as nothing when he contemplated again seeing Alethea.
John Deane of Nottingham W.H.G. Kingston

I have it from Alethea, and like it, because I had made it before.
The Letters of Jane Austen Jane Austen

fem. proper name, from Greek aletheia “truth, truthfulness,” from alethes “true,” literally “not concealing,” from privative prefix a- “not” (see a- (3)) + lethe “forgetfulness, oblivion” (see latent).


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