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Alma

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161k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
526
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alma

"Alma" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Nourishing". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun
Same as Alme.
Wiktionary

Usually explained as Latin alma (“nourishing, kind”). It has also been used as a short form of Germanic compound names beginning with the element Amal-, as in Amelia.

  1. A female given name, popular in the 19th century.
  2. Places in the U.S., Canada, and several other countries.
  3. (Mormonism) One of two prophets, the Elder and the Younger, and a book in the Book of Mormon.

    Alma was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, Finnish, German, Latvian, Norwegian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and Swedish

    Notable Persons Named Alma

    Alma Elizabeth Deutscher is a classical music composer, pianist, violinist, musician, violin, and pianistandviolinist. She plays Piano and violin. She has had major accomplishments since 2007. Alma was born as the child of Guy Deutscher (linguist) in 2005 in England.

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    Alma Reville was a screenwriter, film director, film editing, and film editor. Alma was given the name Alma Lucy Reville on August 14th, 1899 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. She left this life on July 6th, 1982.

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    Alma Mahler was a socialite and composer. Alma was given the name Alma Maria Schindler on August 31st, 1879 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary. She died on December 11th, 1964.

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    Alma Cogan was a traditional pop music musician. Her career lasted from 1952 to 1966. Alma was given the name Alma Angela Cohen on May 19th, 1932 in Whitechapel, East London, England. She died on October 26th, 1966.

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    Alma was born on September 26th, 1991 in Paris.

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    Campbell Brown is a broadcast journalism and broadcast journalist. Campbell was given the name Alma Dale Campbell Brown on June 14th, 1968 in Ferriday, Louisiana.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Alma

    Alma is a blue-eyed soul, pop music, and spoken word singer-songwriter. They plays Ukulele, Piano, and Vocals. Their ongoing career started in 2012. Alma was given the name Alma Lynn Cook on October 27th, 1991 in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.

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    Ibrahim Alma is a soccer player for the Al-Wahda SC Damascus, Al-Wathba SC, Al Shorta SC (Syria), Syria national under-20 football team, and Syria national under-23 football team. Ibrahim was born on October 18th, 1991 in Homs.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1880 291 277 14 #82 girl name
    1881 307 293 14 #78 girl name
    1882 378 368 10 #74 girl name
    1883 369 359 10 #79 girl name
    1884 480 480 0 #70 girl name
    1885 525 515 10 #68 girl name
    1886 608 603 5 #62 girl name
    1887 633 623 10 #63 girl name
    1888 864 853 11 #58 girl name
    1889 832 819 13 #62 girl name
    1890 933 922 11 #57 girl name
    1891 942 929 13 #55 girl name
    1892 1,068 1,056 12 #56 girl name
    1893 1,065 1,055 10 #54 girl name
    1894 1,182 1,177 5 #52 girl name
    1895 1,160 1,144 16 #55 girl name
    1896 1,261 1,243 18 #51 girl name
    1897 1,220 1,213 7 #51 girl name
    1898 1,309 1,299 10 #52 girl name
    1899 1,155 1,146 9 #51 girl name
    1900 1,385 1,372 13 #57 girl name
    1901 1,208 1,195 13 #52 girl name
    1902 1,237 1,229 8 #55 girl name
    1903 1,252 1,244 8 #53 girl name
    1904 1,264 1,257 7 #55 girl name
    1905 1,343 1,333 10 #56 girl name
    1906 1,278 1,266 12 #57 girl name
    1907 1,357 1,347 10 #58 girl name
    1908 1,488 1,474 14 #53 girl name
    1909 1,392 1,375 17 #61 girl name
    1910 1,639 1,630 9 #61 girl name
    1911 1,625 1,611 14 #62 girl name
    1912 2,207 2,183 24 #62 girl name
    1913 2,334 2,297 37 #64 girl name
    1914 2,682 2,648 34 #69 girl name
    1915 3,288 3,248 40 #70 girl name
    1916 3,450 3,403 47 #70 girl name
    1917 3,447 3,407 40 #71 girl name
    1918 3,702 3,650 52 #73 girl name
    1919 3,485 3,438 47 #76 girl name
    1920 3,623 3,584 39 #80 girl name
    1921 3,630 3,589 41 #78 girl name
    1922 3,266 3,233 33 #84 girl name
    1923 3,093 3,070 23 #89 girl name
    1924 3,271 3,241 30 #87 girl name
    1925 3,029 2,997 32 #94 girl name
    1926 3,020 2,989 31 #91 girl name
    1927 2,883 2,847 36 #97 girl name
    1928 2,524 2,497 27
    1929 2,421 2,388 33
    1930 2,410 2,380 30
    1931 2,154 2,117 37
    1932 2,080 2,044 36
    1933 1,864 1,839 25
    1934 1,923 1,901 22
    1935 1,708 1,678 30
    1936 1,631 1,608 23
    1937 1,648 1,628 20
    1938 1,591 1,557 34
    1939 1,520 1,497 23
    1940 1,438 1,429 9
    1941 1,388 1,363 25
    1942 1,426 1,406 20
    1943 1,348 1,337 11
    1944 1,236 1,216 20
    1945 1,089 1,080 9
    1946 1,188 1,171 17
    1947 1,199 1,186 13
    1948 1,176 1,159 17
    1949 1,062 1,053 9
    1950 1,059 1,052 7
    1951 998 980 18
    1952 1,042 1,029 13
    1953 1,104 1,089 15
    1954 1,026 1,012 14
    1955 978 964 14
    1956 953 946 7
    1957 994 982 12
    1958 772 767 5
    1959 829 814 15
    1960 795 788 7
    1961 800 788 12
    1962 727 714 13
    1963 679 670 9
    1964 625 615 10
    1965 566 551 15
    1966 606 598 8
    1967 615 604 11
    1968 550 544 6
    1969 517 510 7
    1970 545 533 12
    1971 584 584 0
    1972 576 568 8
    1973 564 554 10
    1974 613 594 19
    1975 541 520 21
    1976 593 580 13
    1977 584 564 20
    1978 524 513 11
    1979 601 579 22
    1980 678 658 20
    1981 702 687 15
    1982 620 602 18
    1983 540 523 17
    1984 546 530 16
    1985 561 547 14
    1986 529 520 9
    1987 505 492 13
    1988 527 511 16
    1989 640 616 24
    1990 698 683 15
    1991 685 667 18
    1992 711 700 11
    1993 656 645 11
    1994 604 585 19
    1995 593 583 10
    1996 575 564 11
    1997 542 535 7
    1998 539 524 15
    1999 540 529 11
    2000 555 547 8
    2001 533 522 11
    2002 514 507 7
    2003 426 418 8
    2004 461 452 9
    2005 477 477 0
    2006 483 473 10
    2007 418 413 5
    2008 375 369 6
    2009 353 348 5
    2010 316 316 0
    2011 302 296 6
    2012 317 311 6
    2013 406 398 8
    2014 415 415 0
    2015 421 413 8
    2016 398 390 8

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    Popularity of Alma as a first name

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    Popularity of Alma as a last name

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    Common last names for Alma

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

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Alma U.S.
      White 41.44% 64.26%
      African American 3.61% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.85% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 1.14% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.52% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 49.43% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Alma

    People with the last name Alma are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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    Fun Facts about the name Alma

    • How Popular is the name Alma? Alma is the 444th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alma was the 41,359th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Alma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 160,605 babies born with the first name Alma in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alma to occupy the territory of Guam (USA) with an estimated population of 159,358 (as of April 1, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alma? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 291 new born babies.
    • When was Alma first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alma is Wednesday, January 23rd, 1867.
    • What year had the most people named Alma born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alma was in 1918 with a total of 3,650 babies. That's a lot of babies named Alma!
    • Random Alma Factoid: According to the 1911 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alma ranks 60th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, 73 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 1911.
    • Weird things about the name Alma: Your name in reverse order is Amla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aaml. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Alma? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 526 people with the last name Alma.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alma? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Alma 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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    • 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)
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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