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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun a"la
A winglike organ, or part.

Etymology: L., a wing

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A wing of an insect
  2. A flat wing-shaped process or winglike part of an organism ("the alae of the nose", "the alae of a maple seed", and "the flat petals of a pea blossom are alae")
Wiktionary

Originated 1730–40 as a borrowing from Latin āla (“wing”).

  1. (zoology) A wing or winglike structure.
  2. (anatomy) A winglike anatomical process or part, especially of bone.
  3. (botany) The flattened border of some stems, fruits, and seeds, or one of the two side petals of certain flowers in the pea family.
  4. (architecture) In ancient Rome, a small room opening into a larger room or courtyard.

Borrowing from French à la, by way of its English derivation a la.

    ala was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Basque, Catalan, Chickasaw, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, Galician, Hawaiian, Hoyahoya, Icelandic, Italian, Jarai, Kurdish, Ladin, Latin, Latvian, Malay, Northern Sami, Old High German, Old Norse, Old Spanish, Portuguese, Rade, Romansch, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Sranan Tongo, Swahili, Turkish, Veps, and Zulu

    Notable Persons Named Ala

    Ala was born in 1403 in Samarkand. Ala is also known as Ali Qushji. He passed away on December 16th, 1474.

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    Ala was born in 1980 in Gaziantep. Ala is also known as The Babyface Killer.

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    Ala was born on March 12th, 1912 in Będzin. She passed away on January 5th, 1945.

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    Ala Boratyn is a singer-songwriter. She was most prominent from 2005 to 2006. Ala was born on November 27th, 1992.

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    He holds the title Malik of the Ghurid dynasty, Sultan al-Muazzam, and Malikof theGhurid dynasty. He was most prominent from 1149 to 1161.

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    Ala Ebtekar is an artist. Ala was born on July 21st, 1978 in Berkeley, California.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Ala

    Efkan Ala is an Undersecretary to the Prime Minister of Turkey, 61st , 62nd , 64th , Undersecretary to thePrime Minister of Turkey, Governor of Diyarbakır, Governor of Batman, and Ministry of the Interior (Turkey). He was most active from 2015 to 2015. Efkan was born in 1965 in Oltu.

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    Fereydoun Ala is a in the fields of hematology, blood transfusion, hemostasis, and history of iran. Fereydoun was born on March 17th, 1931 in Paris.

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    Selwyn Sese Ala is a soccer player for the Amicale F.C., Spirit 08 F.C., and Vanuatu national football team. Selwyn was born on August 14th, 1986.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1889 5 5 0
    1907 6 6 0
    1908 7 7 0
    1910 8 8 0
    1911 5 5 0
    1912 6 6 0
    1913 8 8 0
    1914 7 7 0
    1915 9 9 0
    1916 9 9 0
    1917 17 17 0
    1918 15 15 0
    1919 10 10 0
    1920 6 6 0
    1921 10 10 0
    1922 9 9 0
    1923 11 11 0
    1924 6 6 0
    1925 6 6 0
    1926 6 6 0
    1927 9 9 0
    1928 8 8 0
    1929 5 5 0
    1932 6 6 0
    1935 6 6 0
    1936 7 7 0
    1938 5 5 0
    1949 7 7 0
    1950 7 7 0
    1951 5 5 0
    1958 5 0 5
    1959 5 5 0
    1971 5 5 0
    1975 5 5 0
    1979 12 6 6
    1980 6 0 6
    1981 5 0 5
    1983 11 6 5
    1984 14 9 5
    1985 15 6 9
    1986 10 0 10
    1987 14 9 5
    1988 13 13 0
    1989 26 18 8
    1990 16 16 0
    1991 23 17 6
    1992 27 20 7
    1993 22 15 7
    1994 16 7 9
    1995 12 7 5
    1996 23 16 7
    1997 17 9 8
    1998 17 11 6
    1999 17 12 5
    2000 12 12 0
    2001 8 8 0
    2002 9 9 0
    2003 10 10 0
    2004 17 10 7
    2005 11 11 0
    2006 8 8 0
    2007 17 11 6
    2008 10 10 0
    2009 13 13 0
    2010 10 10 0
    2011 14 9 5
    2012 13 13 0
    2013 15 15 0
    2014 17 17 0
    2015 22 22 0
    2016 14 14 0
    2017 24 24 0

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Ala U.S.
      White 59.76% 64.26%
      African American 2.69% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 23.69% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.94% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 3.23% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 9.69% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Ala

    People with the last name Ala are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Ala

    • How Popular is the name Ala? Ala is the 12,038th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ala was the 31,211th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Ala have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 811 babies born with the first name Ala in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ala to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ala? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1889 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Ala first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ala is Sunday, May 10th, 1874.
    • What year had the most people named Ala born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ala was in 2017 with a total of 24 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Ala: Your name in reverse order is Ala. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aal. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Ala? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 743 people with the last name Ala.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ala? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ala as their last name since less than 1 person in 400k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • 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).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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