Meaning and Name Origin
Alberta \a-lber-ta, al-be-rta\ as a girls' name is pronounced al-BER-tah. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Alberta is "noble, bright". Feminine of Albert. Also the name of a western Canadian province, and a popular type of peach.
Alberta▼ has 31 variants: Al, Albert, Albertha▼, Alberthine, Albertina, Albertine▼, Ali▼, Alie, Alli, Allie▲, Ally▼, Alverta▼, Auberta, Auberte, Aubertha, Auberthe, Aubine, Berrie, Berry, Bert, Berta▼, Berte, Berti, Bertie▼, Berty, Elberta, Elbertha, Elberthina, Elberthine, Elbertina and Elbertine.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Roberta.
Alberta is a very popular first name for females (#332 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#38715 out of 88799, Top 44%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Alberta for girls. Alberta reached its peak rank of #120 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alberta and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Alberta listed in the Top 1000 are Allie (#257 in 2014), Ally (#736), Alverta, Bertie, Roberta, Berta, Ali, Albertha, Albertina, Albertine and Albert. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1900-1909 and have become much less popular since, with forms like Ali, Berta, Bertie, Alverta and Alberta becoming somewhat outmoded. Allie (#257) is the most fashionable baby name in this list, with this name undergoing a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)