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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun and adjective Alt
The higher part of the scale. See Alto.

Etymology: See Alto

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)

From Latin altus.

  1. (music) High pitch, of a voice or instrument; especially, the octave above the top line of the treble stave. [from 16th c.]
  2. (now archaic) A state of excitement, a heightened emotional condition. [from 18th c.]


  1. Abbreviation of altitude.
  2. (Internet, gaming) An alternate or secondary character.

    alt was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Central Franconian, Crimean Gothic, Czech, Dutch, Faroese, Friulian, German, Hungarian, Irish, Luxembourgish, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Old Dutch, Old High German, Old Irish, Romanian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbo-Croatian, Turkish, and Zipser German

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Alt

    Carol Alt is an actress/model and model (people). Carol was given the name Carol Ann Alt on December 1st, 1960 in Flushing, Queens, New York, United States.


    Emmanuelle Alt is a fashion, editing, and fashioneditor. She holds the title editor-in-chief and Vogue Paris. Emmanuelle was born on May 18th, 1967 in Paris.



    John Alt is a football player for the Kansas City Chiefs. His career lasted from 1984 to 1996. John was born on May 30th, 1962 in Stuttgart.


    Mark Alt is a hockey player for the Philadelphia Flyers in the National Hockey League. He has had major accomplishments since 2013. Mark was born on October 18th, 1991 in Kansas City, Missouri.


    Albrecht was born in 1883. He breathed his last breath in 1956.


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    Popularity of Alt as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Alt U.S.
      White 90.82% 64.26%
      African American 2.73% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.79% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.25% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.44% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 1.96% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Alt

    People with the last name Alt are most frequently White

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    Fun Facts about the name Alt

    • How Popular is the name Alt? As a last name Alt was the 5,850th most popular name in 2010.
    • When was the first name Alt first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Alt is Sunday, August 4th, 1878.
    • How unique is the name Alt? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Alt. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Alt: Your name in reverse order is Tla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Atl. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Alt? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 5,906 people with the last name Alt.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alt? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Alt as their last name.

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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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