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Pronunciation stress on the first syllable (British) or second syllable (American)
Gender Female
Language(s) Greek
Meaning healer, wholesome
Other names
See also Althaia (Αλθαια), Altea

Althea (Old English: Alþea) is an English female personal name. It is a variation of the Greek name Althaea, which may be related to Greek ἀλθος althos ("healing").

Richard Lovelace used the name in a poem ("To Althea, From Prison") that John Milton later alluded to in Lycidas.[1]

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  1. ^ Milton, John, Homer Baxter Sprague, ed. "Milton's Lycidas" in Paradise Lost, Books I and II. Boston: Ginn & Co. 1886. Google Books