Name for 12th March

Althea

Althea is a girls name, its origins is Greek.

Its stem is althein which means healthy

Variants: Elthia, Elthea, Altheya, Althelia, Althiaa, Eltheya, Eltha, Althaia, Althia, Altha, Altheda.

Nicknames: Thea, Al, Aly.

Althea is a botanical genus, its plants include hollyhock and marsh mallow

In Greek myth she was the mother of Meleager

Comments about Althea:

It has a pretty sound. Ali could be a possible nickname.

— Bethany 12/17/2006

I’ve heard people with this name just called Thea for short.

— lowcal historyan 11/15/2007

A very pretty name, in my opinion. Old-fashioned and elegant, too. The nickname ‘Thea’ is nice as well.

— Anonymous User  3/14/2008

Sources

The Best Baby Name Book by Louise Nicholson

http://www.behindthename.com/name/althea

http://www.behindthename.com/comment/search.php?terms=althea

http://www.babynamewizard.com/namipedia/girl/althea

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