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Alma

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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 2,882 2,846 36 #97 girl name
1928 2,526 2,499 27
1929 2,421 2,388 33
1930 2,409 2,379 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 1,189 1,172 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 1,105 1,090 15
1954 1,025 1,011 14
1955 977 963 14
1956 954 947 7
1957 993 981 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 516 509 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 701 686 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 602 583 19
1995 593 583 10
1996 575 564 11
1997 542 535 7
1998 538 523 15
1999 539 528 11
2000 555 547 8
2001 533 522 11
2002 513 506 7
2003 425 417 8
2004 461 452 9
2005 477 477 0
2006 483 473 10
2007 418 413 5
2008 375 369 6
2009 352 347 5
2010 316 316 0
2011 300 294 6
2012 317 311 6
2013 405 397 8
2014 415 415 0
2015 419 411 8

Fun Facts about the name Alma

  • How many people with the first name Alma have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 160,193 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 1910 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alma ranks 63rd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 52 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1910.
  • 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 Mala. 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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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Alma" mean? The list below shows the origins of Alma as well as things modernly associated with the name Alma such as celebrities named Alma.

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Origin and Meaning of Alma

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun
Same as Alme.

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 With the Name Alma

    Alma Elizabeth Deutscher

    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

    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

    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

    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 Jodorowsky

    Alma Jodorowsky is a famous person. Alma was born on September 26th, 1991 in Paris.

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    Campbell Brown

    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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    • Alma Adams
      (office holder)
    • Alma Thomas
      (artist)
    • Alma Gluck
      (noteworthy person)
    • Alma Rubens
      (actress)
    • Alma Har'el
      (film)
    • Alma De Bretteville Spreckels
      (leading person)
    • Vanessa Bauche
      (actress)
    • Alma Bridwell White
      (bishop in pillar of fire church)
    • Alma Flor Ada
      (influential individual)
    • Alma
      (singer-songwriter)
    • Katarina Frostenson
      (writer)
    • Alma Kruger
      (actress)
    • Alma Adamkienė
      (First Lady of Lithuania)
    • Franca Valeri
      (actress)

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Alma

    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

    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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    What does the name Alma mean?

    Ais for adventure, take a new one today

    Lis for love, your love of life!

    Mis for musical, your hidden talent!

    Ais for approachable, constantly meeting new people

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