What does Alegria mean?
Alegria /ale-gria/ [4 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Latin and Italian derivation, and the name Alegria means "cheerful; gay and jaunty". Alegria is a variant form, with the suffix -ia, of Alegra (Latin): Spanish name. Alegria is also a variant of Allegra (Italian).
How popular is Alegria?
Alegria is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#7013 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Allie (#257 a year ago) is the only prominent alternative form of Alegria (not ranked). Forms like Leggra are uncommon. Adoption of this girl name reached its apex during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.861%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.743%, 13.7% less). Allie (#257) is the most chic birth name in this compilation, and there is also a resurgence in baby name usage for this name. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Alegria and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)