Alt

First Name
<100
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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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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)
Wiktionary

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.]

Abbreviations.

  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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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