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Amalthea - Meaning of Amalthea

What does Amalthea mean?

Meaning of the name AmaltheaAmalthyaAmaltheahAmalthiaAlmathea

[ 4 syll. a-mal-(t)hea, am-alth-ea ] The baby girl name Amalthea is pronounced as aeM-aeL-DHIY-ah †. Amalthea is used predominantly in English and German. It is derived from Old Greek origins. It is derived from the word 'malthasso' which is of the meaning to soothe, to soften. Amaltheia (Old Greek) is an older form of the name. Amalthea was a goat or a nymph who nursed the infant Zeus in Greek mythology; he was later rewarded by Zeus and placed among the stars.

Almathea (English), Amaltheah, Amalthia, and Amalthya are variations of Amalthea.

See also the related categories, stars (moon), nymph (maid), zeus, and german.

Amalthea is not commonly used as a baby girl name. It is not listed within the top 1000.

A baby name that sounds like Amalthea is the name Angelita (English and Spanish).

† Pronunciation for Amalthea: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; DH as in "they (DH.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"

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