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The name Alma has the following meaning:

Soul. A famous battle of the 19th century was fought at a river in Crimea which is named Alma, henceforth bringing it to prominence. Used in the latin term "alma mater", referring to the shool or college which you graduated from.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby girl name, Alma is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 575 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Alma fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 30 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 820 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Alma in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Alma is pronounced as ul-mah


Alma originates from the Italian language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Alma and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Alma: Boys - Gennaro, Jovanni, Girls - Alda, Aldona, Aria, Bambi, Bianca, Camila, Concetta, Donita, Gabriella, Gia, Gianna, Both genders - Donna


Popular Variants for the name Alma: Allma, Alma (Latin), Almah


Common nicknames for the name Alma are: Al


We think the name Alma 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 Alma to be: An old-fashioned but warm and friendly lady

In one word, you might describe Alma as a(n) "warm" person.

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Famous persons

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

Alma Lucy Reville, born on 14 August, a famous director. Alma Lucy Reville's background: Best known as Lady Hitchcock. She was assistant director, editor and screen writer, who had an eye for details. After marrying the famous director, Alfred Hitchcock, she became his collaborator and sounding boar, spotting mistakes in the continuity of his films that even he and his crew had missed.

Alma Cogan, born on 19 May, a famous singer. Alma Cogan's background: English singer of traditional pop music in the 1950s and early 1960s. She was dubbed 'The Girl With A Giggle In Her Voice'

Alma Maria Mahler-Werfel, born on 31 August, a famous composer. Alma Maria Mahler-Werfel's background: Beautiful and intelligent Vienna composer. Most famously the wife of composer Gustav Mahler, but went on to marry several others successively. She was also the inspiration of a famous painting 'Bride of the Wind' by one of her lovers, Oscar Kokoschka. Her much-married state was consequently the subject of a song titled 'Alma' by Tom Lehrer.
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