Alta

First Name
29k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alta

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from Minnesota, United States says the name Alta is of Latin origin and means ""Elevated"".
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Wiktionary
  1. rose bengal dye worn by Indian women on the feet during festivals

alta was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Basque, Catalan, Chinook Jargon, Esperanto, Finnish, Ido, Irish, Italian, Ladino, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish

Notable Persons Named Alta

Alta was born on April 12th, 1871. She left this life on June 21st, 1962.

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Allee Willis is a songwriter, multimedia artist, collector, multimedia, and collecting. Allee was given the name Alta Sherral Willis on November 10th, 1947.

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Alta was born in 1942.

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Alta Weiss was a baseball player. Alta was born on February 9th, 1890 in Berlin, Holmes County, Ohio. She passed away on February 12th, 1964.

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Alta Allen was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1921 to 1921. Alta was born on September 6th, 1904 in Oakland, California, U.S. She breathed her last breath on July 24th, 1998.

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Alta was born in 1958.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alta

Alta was born in 1942.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 91 91 0
1881 114 114 0
1882 119 119 0
1883 114 114 0
1884 140 140 0
1885 155 155 0
1886 159 159 0
1887 187 187 0
1888 218 218 0
1889 231 226 5
1890 234 234 0
1891 244 239 5
1892 282 282 0
1893 274 274 0
1894 303 298 5
1895 286 277 9
1896 302 302 0
1897 295 295 0
1898 317 317 0
1899 278 278 0
1900 337 337 0
1901 280 275 5
1902 279 279 0
1903 282 282 0
1904 327 327 0
1905 316 316 0
1906 316 316 0
1907 319 319 0
1908 313 313 0
1909 327 327 0
1910 347 347 0
1911 357 357 0
1912 459 459 0
1913 491 486 5
1914 558 552 6
1915 721 721 0
1916 770 765 5
1917 792 783 9
1918 820 820 0
1919 738 738 0
1920 715 715 0
1921 748 741 7
1922 691 691 0
1923 636 629 7
1924 663 663 0
1925 598 598 0
1926 610 605 5
1927 564 564 0
1928 521 515 6
1929 482 477 5
1930 434 427 7
1931 434 429 5
1932 420 415 5
1933 430 424 6
1934 355 355 0
1935 376 376 0
1936 334 329 5
1937 330 325 5
1938 301 301 0
1939 288 288 0
1940 291 291 0
1941 247 247 0
1942 271 271 0
1943 239 239 0
1944 224 224 0
1945 215 215 0
1946 202 202 0
1947 198 198 0
1948 181 181 0
1949 187 187 0
1950 175 175 0
1951 164 164 0
1952 166 166 0
1953 144 144 0
1954 114 114 0
1955 117 117 0
1956 116 116 0
1957 100 100 0
1958 101 101 0
1959 83 83 0
1960 88 88 0
1961 76 76 0
1962 70 70 0
1963 41 41 0
1964 65 65 0
1965 54 54 0
1966 52 52 0
1967 39 39 0
1968 52 52 0
1969 52 52 0
1970 53 53 0
1971 43 43 0
1972 40 40 0
1973 43 43 0
1974 37 37 0
1975 44 44 0
1976 36 36 0
1977 44 44 0
1978 43 43 0
1979 37 37 0
1980 38 38 0
1981 25 25 0
1982 42 42 0
1983 29 29 0
1984 34 34 0
1985 27 27 0
1986 20 20 0
1987 21 21 0
1988 20 20 0
1989 33 33 0
1990 22 22 0
1991 16 16 0
1992 24 24 0
1993 24 24 0
1994 19 19 0
1995 17 17 0
1996 15 15 0
1997 20 20 0
1998 11 11 0
1999 18 18 0
2000 23 23 0
2001 20 20 0
2002 22 22 0
2003 16 16 0
2004 15 15 0
2005 21 21 0
2006 14 14 0
2007 18 18 0
2008 17 17 0
2009 17 17 0
2010 17 17 0
2011 20 20 0
2012 15 15 0
2013 30 30 0
2014 19 19 0
2015 24 24 0
2016 33 33 0
2017 22 22 0

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Popularity of Alta as a first name

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Common last names for Alta

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

Fun Facts about the name Alta

  • How Popular is the name Alta? Alta is the 1,413th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Alta have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 28,804 babies born with the first name Alta in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alta to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alta? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 91 new born babies.
  • When was Alta first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alta is Thursday, December 12th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Alta born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alta was in 1918 with a total of 820 babies.
  • Random Alta Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alta ranks 79th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 19 babies in Utah have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Alta: Your name in reverse order is Atla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tlaa. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
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