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Meaning of Alice

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The name Alice has the following meaning:

A truthful and morally strong person. The name soared to popularity since the mid 1800's due to the success of the Lewis Caroll novel, Alice in Wonderland.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby girl name, Alice is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 425 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Alice rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 69 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 258 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Alice in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Alice is pronounced as eh-lis


Alice originates from the German language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Alice and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Alice: Boys - Wilbur, Girls - Adelia, Adelle, Berdie, Deloise, Harriett, Henriette, Herminia, Karla, Theda, Willa, Both genders - Jocelyn


Popular Variants for the name Alice: Aili (Scottish), Alecia, Alehsa, Alesia, Alessa, Ali (Nickname), Alica (Hungarian), Alice (German), Alicea, Alicia (Spanish), Alika, Alikah, Alisa, Alise, Alishah, Alishay, Alishya, Alisia (Polish), Alisse, Alissya, Aliz (Polish), Alli (Nickname), Allie, Allisanne, Allison (English), Allisun, Ally, Allyce, Allys, Alyce, Alysa, Alyse, Alysha, Alysia, Alyson (English), Alyssa, Alyssaya, Alysse, Alyssia, Elissa, Elsa, Elyse, Elyssa, Illysa, Illyssa, Ilysa, Licha (Spanish)


Common nicknames for the name Alice are: Allie, Ali, Lisa, Lis


We think the name Alice should fall under the following style category: Traditional.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Alice to be: A dreamy person who is young at heart, kind, and gentle

In one word, you might describe Alice as a(n) "dreamy" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Alice (or its variants) are:

Alice McGraw, born on 1 April, a famous actress. Alice McGraw's background: Born in 1938. An Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe award-winning actress. She first started her career in the fashion industry, in 1960, as an assistant to fashion legend Diana Vreeland, at Vogue, as a fashion model, and a photographer's stylist. Remembered for her clean sense of style and her distinctive brimless woolen hat, which became known as the 'Ali cap', she made her mark in the fashion world. She did not limit herself to fashion, but also went on to do films and theatres. In 1970, she was nominated for Best Actress for her film 'Love Story'.

Alice Walker, born on 2 February, a famous writer. Alice Walker's background: African-American author. Her most famous book is the 1982 book ' The Colour Purple', which won the Pulitzer Prize and was made into a successful film.

Alicia Silverstone, born on 4 October, a famous actress. Alicia Silverstone's background: an American actress and former fashion model. She first came to widespread attention in music videos for Aerosmith and later starred in Hollywood films such as Clueless and Batman & Robin

Alice Munro, born on 10 July, a famous writer. Alice Munro's background: A famous Canadian short-story writer who is widely considered one of the world's premier fiction writers. Munro is a three-time winner of Canada's Governor General's Award for fiction. Her stories focus on human relationships looked at through the lens of daily life.
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