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What does Ala mean?

Ala Pronunciation of Ala [ala] as a name for girls has its root in Old German, and the meaning of the name Ala is "noble, exalted". Ala is a version of Alice (Old German). Ala is also a variant of Alla: form of Ella.

Associated with: noble, exalted.

Variations

Ala has 12 variants: Ailie, Aillie, Alah, Alais, Ali, Alie, Alli, Allie, Ally, Alya, Elli and Ellie.

33 more related forms via Alice, Alla: Alaisa, Alecia, Alica, Alicah, Alicea, Alicia, Alika, Alikah, Aliki, Alis, Alisa, Alisah, Alisan, Alise, Alisha, Alissa, Alisz, Alitia, Aliz, Alles, Allis, Allys, Alyce, Alys, Alysa, Alyse, Alysia, Alyss, Alyssa, Elke, Ellsa, Elsa and Ilysa.

Creative forms:
(female) Alai, Alza, ..

(male) Alar, Allo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ala Sydney (A.S.), ..

How popular is Ala?

Ala is a rare first name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#38198 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Ala was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #1859 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ala name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ala outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Alecia, Ali (#1278 in recent rankings), Alica, Alice (#87), Alicia (#365), Alisa (#1037), Alise, Alisha (#919), Alissa (#942), Alla, Alli, Allie (#255), Ally (#869), Alyce, Alys, Alysa, Alyse (#1689), Alysia, Alyssa (#93), Elli, Ellie (#47) and Elsa (#487) are the prominent related forms of Ala ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Allis, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Ala was at its most widespread a century ago (median #1520) and has become much lower since (#1307, 52.5%). Alicia is the steady favorite, although Allie appears to be becoming a favorite too, while forms like Alysia are now less common.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ala, Alecia, Ali, Alice, Alicia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alisa, Alise, Alisha, Alissa, Alla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alli, Allie, Ally, Alyce, Alys in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alysa, Alyse, Alysia, Alyssa, Elli in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellie, Elsa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alica, Alice, Alicia, Alisha, Alyssa outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ellie, Elsa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ala is alike in pronunciation to Aalya, Ailee, Ailey, Aili, Alaia, Aleea, Aley, Alia, Aliye, Alley, Aloe, Ayla, Eilah, Eli, Elia, Ella, Eula, Eulah, Ili, Illa, Ola, Olia, Ula, Ulli and Yulia. Other suggested similar names are Ada, Aja, Al, Alba, Alda, Alfa, Alma, Alta, Alva, Ama, Ana, Ara, Arla, Asa, Ava, Aya and Aza. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ala.

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