• 558k Alice

Alice

First Name
558k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
382
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
First
Last
On This Page
Top Celebrities That Influenced Baby Names
Can you guess who ranks #1? Click each list to find out

How to Pronounce Alice

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from United Kingdom
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Czechia
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Thailand
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from Australia
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • User from South Dakota, United States
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Alice?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Alice mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Alice

"Alice" is a name of English origin, and it means "Of a noble kin". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From Old French Alice, from Old High German Adalheidis, from adal (“noble”) + heit (“kind, sort”).

  1. A female given name popular in England since the Middle Ages.
  2. (cryptography, physics) a placeholder name for the person or system that sends a message to another person or system conventionally known as Bob.
  3. (Australia, slang, often with "the") Alice Springs, Australia.
  4. A city in North Dakota.
  5. A city in Texas.

Alice was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Alice

Alice Cooper is a hard rock, heavy metal music, shock rock, and glam rock musician. He plays Vocals. He was most active from 1963 to present. Alice was given the name Vincent Damon Furnier on February 4th, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, US.

Popularity:

Alice Eve is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Alice was given the name Alice Sophia Eve by her parents Trevor Eve and Sharon Maughan on February 6th, 1982 in London, England, UK.

Popularity:

Suki was given the name Alice Suki Waterhouse on January 5th, 1992 in Hammersmith.

Popularity:

Alice Braga is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1998. Alice was given the name Alice Braga Moraes on April 15th, 1983 in São Paulo, Brazil.

Popularity:

Alice Walker is an african-american literature writer. She has had major accomplishments since 1968. Alice was born on February 9th, 1944 in Putnam County, Georgia, United States.

Popularity:

Alice Munro is a short story writer. Alice was given the name Alice Ann Laidlaw on July 10th, 1931 in Wingham, Ontario, Canada.

Popularity:

Notable Persons With the Last Name Alice

Her career lasted from 1877 to 1878. Princess was born as the child of Albert, Prince Consort, and Queen Victoria on April 25th, 1843 in Buckingham Palace. She died on December 14th, 1878.

Popularity:

Alice is a fictional character. Alice is also known as Janus Prospero.

Popularity:

Sophia Dorothea Ulrike Alice was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1913 to 1917. Sophia was born as the child of Frederick III, German Emperor, Victoria, and Princess Royal on June 14th, 1870 in Potsdam. She passed away on January 13th, 1932.

Popularity:

Mary Alice is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1970 to present. Mary was given the name Mary Alice Smith on December 3rd, 1941 in Indianola, Mississippi, US.

Popularity:

Black Alice is a comics character.

Popularity:

Poker Alice was a gambler; brothel operator; rancher. Poker was born on February 17th, 1851 in Devon. Poker is also known as Poker Alice. She breathed her last breath on February 27th, 1930.

Popularity:

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

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 1,414 1,414 0 #8 girl name
1881 1,315 1,308 7 #10 girl name
1882 1,542 1,542 0 #8 girl name
1883 1,494 1,488 6 #11 girl name
1884 1,732 1,732 0 #11 girl name
1885 1,690 1,681 9 #11 girl name
1886 1,821 1,811 10 #11 girl name
1887 1,829 1,819 10 #14 girl name
1888 2,207 2,202 5 #13 girl name
1889 2,154 2,145 9 #12 girl name
1890 2,281 2,271 10 #14 girl name
1891 2,024 2,015 9 #16 girl name
1892 2,381 2,373 8 #14 girl name
1893 2,445 2,434 11 #13 girl name
1894 2,419 2,414 5 #17 girl name
1895 2,465 2,457 8 #17 girl name
1896 2,664 2,651 13 #12 girl name
1897 2,448 2,431 17 #16 girl name
1898 2,858 2,846 12 #11 girl name
1899 2,530 2,523 7 #12 girl name
1900 3,067 3,059 8 #14 girl name
1901 2,572 2,562 10 #12 girl name
1902 3,147 3,135 12 #10 girl name
1903 3,005 2,996 9 #12 girl name
1904 3,140 3,131 9 #13 girl name
1905 3,626 3,611 15 #10 girl name
1906 4,212 4,192 20 #8 girl name
1907 4,121 4,107 14 #9 girl name
1908 4,281 4,270 11 #9 girl name
1909 4,185 4,170 15 #10 girl name
1910 4,686 4,671 15 #10 girl name
1911 4,828 4,813 15 #11 girl name
1912 6,308 6,285 23 #11 girl name
1913 6,958 6,934 24 #11 girl name
1914 8,228 8,198 30 #12 girl name
1915 10,552 10,525 27 #13 girl name
1916 10,749 10,719 30 #13 girl name
1917 11,015 10,990 25 #13 girl name
1918 11,624 11,590 34 #13 girl name
1919 11,170 11,142 28 #13 girl name
1920 11,624 11,596 28 #15 girl name
1921 11,990 11,955 35 #15 girl name
1922 11,305 11,276 29 #15 girl name
1923 11,357 11,330 27 #15 girl name
1924 11,577 11,538 39 #15 girl name
1925 11,625 11,574 51 #15 girl name
1926 11,003 10,954 49 #17 girl name
1927 10,723 10,680 43 #17 girl name
1928 10,177 10,140 37 #19 girl name
1929 9,526 9,479 47 #21 girl name
1930 9,568 9,517 51 #20 girl name
1931 8,857 8,814 43 #21 girl name
1932 8,583 8,533 50 #21 girl name
1933 7,735 7,695 40 #22 girl name
1934 7,820 7,784 36 #25 girl name
1935 7,480 7,442 38 #25 girl name
1936 7,236 7,199 37 #27 girl name
1937 7,164 7,123 41 #28 girl name
1938 7,519 7,488 31 #29 girl name
1939 7,399 7,368 31 #31 girl name
1940 7,635 7,601 34 #32 girl name
1941 7,485 7,446 39 #34 girl name
1942 7,413 7,379 34 #39 girl name
1943 7,679 7,647 32 #38 girl name
1944 7,129 7,102 27 #38 girl name
1945 6,383 6,358 25 #41 girl name
1946 7,381 7,363 18 #44 girl name
1947 7,868 7,847 21 #47 girl name
1948 6,998 6,982 16 #49 girl name
1949 6,672 6,659 13 #53 girl name
1950 6,377 6,363 14 #57 girl name
1951 6,334 6,315 19 #62 girl name
1952 5,928 5,909 19 #69 girl name
1953 5,768 5,744 24 #73 girl name
1954 5,276 5,266 10 #81 girl name
1955 5,082 5,071 11 #87 girl name
1956 4,689 4,682 7 #98 girl name
1957 4,455 4,434 21
1958 4,144 4,125 19
1959 4,165 4,153 12
1960 4,061 4,049 12
1961 3,594 3,583 11
1962 3,264 3,253 11
1963 3,078 3,066 12
1964 2,848 2,840 8
1965 2,582 2,568 14
1966 2,229 2,221 8
1967 1,932 1,927 5
1968 1,738 1,731 7
1969 1,723 1,716 7
1970 1,621 1,621 0
1971 1,512 1,507 5
1972 1,205 1,198 7
1973 1,188 1,188 0
1974 1,191 1,179 12
1975 1,060 1,055 5
1976 960 955 5
1977 858 858 0
1978 800 792 8
1979 787 777 10
1980 738 738 0
1981 745 745 0
1982 753 746 7
1983 705 699 6
1984 686 686 0
1985 676 668 8
1986 708 708 0
1987 770 770 0
1988 826 821 5
1989 755 741 14
1990 771 771 0
1991 724 724 0
1992 686 686 0
1993 690 684 6
1994 595 595 0
1995 580 580 0
1996 592 592 0
1997 578 578 0
1998 594 594 0
1999 651 651 0
2000 668 668 0
2001 631 631 0
2002 654 654 0
2003 699 699 0
2004 756 756 0
2005 753 753 0
2006 844 844 0
2007 949 949 0
2008 1,025 1,025 0
2009 1,274 1,274 0
2010 1,778 1,778 0
2011 2,192 2,192 0
2012 2,505 2,500 5
2013 2,934 2,934 0
2014 3,056 3,051 5 #98 girl name
2015 3,417 3,412 5 #86 girl name
2016 3,669 3,669 0 #76 girl name

Explain the Trends

Do you know what increased the popularity of Alice or caused it to decline? Let us know below

Where is the name Alice popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Alice as a first name

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Alice as a first name in each of the states. See other popular names in North Dakota, West Virginia, or South Dakota.

Popularity of Alice as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Alice as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Pennsylvania, Illinois, or New York.

Common last names for Alice

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • White
  • Martin
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Nelson
  • Jackson
  • Harris
  • Lewis

Common first names for Alice

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alice U.S.
  White 65.18% 64.26%
  African American 18.32% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.47% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alice

People with the last name Alice are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Alice

  • How Popular is the name Alice? Alice is the 107th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Alice was the 76th most popular name. As a last name Alice was the 54,055th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alice have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 558,174 babies born with the first name Alice in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alice to occupy the territory of Macau (China) with an estimated population of 557,400 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alice? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 1,414 new born babies.
  • When was Alice first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alice is Sunday, January 11th, 1829.
  • What year had the most people named Alice born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alice was in 1921 with a total of 11,955 babies. That's a lot of babies named Alice!
  • Random Alice Factoid: According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alice ranks 23rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 204 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1927.
  • Weird things about the name Alice: Your name in reverse order is Ecila. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ceila. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alice? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 382 people with the last name Alice.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alice? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Alice as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Alices Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Alice

Name poster for Alice(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.