Alberta

First Name
71k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
520
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Alberta

"Alberta" is a name of English origin, and it means "Noble and bright". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. One of the three prairie provinces in western Canada; rich in oil and natural gas and minerals
Wiktionary

Named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta.

  1. A province in western Canada. Capital: Edmonton.
  2. A female given name, a feminine form of Albert.

Alberta was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Faroese, French, Italian, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Alberta

Alberta was given the name Alberta Christine Williams on September 13th, 1904 in Atlanta. She died on June 30th, 1974.

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LaWanda Page was a word play, observational comedy, black comedy, and off-color humor comedian. LaWanda was given the name Alberta Peal on October 19th, 1920 in Cleveland. She passed away on September 14th, 2002.

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Alberta Watson was an actress and actor. She was most active from 1975 to 2012. Alberta was given the name Faith Susan Alberta Watson on March 6th, 1955 in Toronto. She died on March 21st, 2015.

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Alberta Hunter was a jazz and blues singer, songwriter, and singing. She was most prominent from 1914 to present. Alberta was born Alberta Hunter on April 1st, 1895 in Memphis, Tennessee. Alberta is also known as Josephine Beatty and May Alix. She passed away on October 17th, 1984.

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Alberta Gay was a domestic worker, teacher, domestic, and schoolteacher. Alberta was given the name Alberta Williams Cooper on January 1st, 1913 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She died on May 9th, 1987.

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Charlayne Hunter-Gault is a journalist. Charlayne was given the name Alberta Charlayne Hunter on February 27th, 1942 in Due West, South Carolina.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alberta

Princess Louise Caroline Alberta was royalty. She holds the title Duchess of Argyll and Duke of Argyll. Princess was born as the child of Albert, Prince Consort, and Queen Victoria on March 18th, 1848 in Buckingham Palace, London. She left this life on December 3rd, 1939.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 76 76 0
1881 64 64 0
1882 90 90 0
1883 72 72 0
1884 102 102 0
1885 97 97 0
1886 98 98 0
1887 116 116 0
1888 147 147 0
1889 130 130 0
1890 165 165 0
1891 167 167 0
1892 189 189 0
1893 179 179 0
1894 227 227 0
1895 242 242 0
1896 258 258 0
1897 294 294 0
1898 302 302 0
1899 304 304 0
1900 547 541 6
1901 386 386 0
1902 422 417 5
1903 483 483 0
1904 517 517 0
1905 577 577 0
1906 555 548 7
1907 627 627 0
1908 647 641 6
1909 747 738 9
1910 840 832 8
1911 801 801 0
1912 1,141 1,133 8
1913 1,196 1,196 0
1914 1,362 1,350 12
1915 1,682 1,675 7
1916 1,773 1,765 8
1917 1,825 1,818 7
1918 2,004 1,988 16
1919 2,026 2,017 9
1920 1,975 1,967 8
1921 1,936 1,929 7
1922 1,863 1,852 11
1923 1,932 1,921 11
1924 1,830 1,817 13
1925 1,851 1,844 7
1926 1,717 1,702 15
1927 1,720 1,706 14
1928 1,568 1,555 13
1929 1,584 1,569 15
1930 1,478 1,463 15
1931 1,362 1,354 8
1932 1,300 1,284 16
1933 1,170 1,156 14
1934 1,126 1,121 5
1935 1,062 1,053 9
1936 1,039 1,031 8
1937 1,003 998 5
1938 968 959 9
1939 934 926 8
1940 936 926 10
1941 869 864 5
1942 987 987 0
1943 966 956 10
1944 827 827 0
1945 770 763 7
1946 818 811 7
1947 771 771 0
1948 718 718 0
1949 693 688 5
1950 606 606 0
1951 621 621 0
1952 542 537 5
1953 551 551 0
1954 512 506 6
1955 478 478 0
1956 446 446 0
1957 433 433 0
1958 349 349 0
1959 369 369 0
1960 374 374 0
1961 316 316 0
1962 290 285 5
1963 265 265 0
1964 229 229 0
1965 223 223 0
1966 188 188 0
1967 200 200 0
1968 180 180 0
1969 157 157 0
1970 140 140 0
1971 118 118 0
1972 113 113 0
1973 112 112 0
1974 89 89 0
1975 78 78 0
1976 89 89 0
1977 54 54 0
1978 81 81 0
1979 64 64 0
1980 67 67 0
1981 62 62 0
1982 77 77 0
1983 68 68 0
1984 66 66 0
1985 68 63 5
1986 53 44 9
1987 51 45 6
1988 35 35 0
1989 41 41 0
1990 42 42 0
1991 48 48 0
1992 41 41 0
1993 43 43 0
1994 43 43 0
1995 31 31 0
1996 26 26 0
1997 31 31 0
1998 19 19 0
1999 14 14 0
2000 26 26 0
2001 25 25 0
2002 25 25 0
2003 18 18 0
2004 10 10 0
2005 15 15 0
2006 15 15 0
2007 15 15 0
2008 10 10 0
2009 6 6 0
2010 16 16 0
2011 9 9 0
2012 12 12 0
2013 10 10 0
2014 8 8 0
2015 9 9 0
2016 7 7 0

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Popularity of Alberta as a first name

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Popularity of Alberta as a last name

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Common last names for Alberta

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Jackson
  • Miller
  • Thomas
  • Anderson
  • Harris
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Robinson
  • White
  • Thompson
  • Lewis
  • Scott

Common first names for Alberta

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alberta U.S.
  White 78.85% 64.26%
  African American 11.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.38% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alberta

People with the last name Alberta are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Alberta

  • How Popular is the name Alberta? Alberta is the 805th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alberta was the 41,799th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alberta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 70,679 babies born with the first name Alberta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alberta to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alberta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 76 new born babies.
  • When was Alberta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alberta is Sunday, September 6th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Alberta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alberta was in 1919 with a total of 2,017 babies. That's a lot of babies named Alberta!
  • Random Alberta Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alberta ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 6 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Alberta: Your name in reverse order is Atrebla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Earblat. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alberta? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 520 people with the last name Alberta.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alberta? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Alberta as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.