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What does Alice mean?

Alice \a-li-ce\ as a girls' name is pronounced AL-iss. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Alice is "noble, exalted". Variant of the Old French name Adeliz, from Adelaide. Made famous by the heroine in Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1865) and "Through the Looking Glass" (1872), who was based on his child friend Alice Lidell, daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. Though not related in origin, Alice has been used before as an English form of the Irish Gaelic name Aislinn. Ballerina Alicia Markova; writers Alice Walker, Alice Sebold; actresses Ali McGraw, Ally Sheedy, Alicia Silverstone; singer Alicia Keys.


Variations

Alice has 102 variants: Adelice, Adelisa, Ailie, Aillie, Ala, Alais, Alaisa, Aleceea, Alecia, Aleece, Aleetheea, Aleethia, Ali, Alica, Alicah, Alicea, Alicen, Alicia, Alidee, Alie, Alika, Alikah, Aliki, Alis, Alisa, Alisah, Alisan, Alisann, Alisanne, Alise, Alisha, Alison, Alissa, Alisson, Alisz, Alitheea, Alitia, Aliz, Alla, Allecia, Allecia, Alleece, Alleece, Alleece, Alleeceea, Alleeceea, Alles, Alles, Alless, Alless, Alli, Allice, Allice, Allicea, Allie, Allie, Allis, Allis, Allison, Alliss, Allissa, Allisson, Allisun, Allisunne, Allsun, Ally, Allyce, Allyceea, Allys, Allyse, Allysia, Allysiah, Allyson, Allyssa, Allysson, Alyce, Alyceea, Alys, Alysa, Alyse, Alysia, Alyson, Alyss, Alyssa, Elissa, Elke, Elli, Ellie, Ellissa, Ellsa, Elsa, Illyssa, Ilysa, Ilysah, Ilyssa, Ilysse, Leece, Leese, Licha, Lichah, Lissa and Lyssa.

For more information, see also related girl names Ailish, Alix, Chalice, Ella and Ellis.

Alice has 17 more related forms via Adelaide, Aislinn, Ali, Alicia, Ally: Adaline, Adde, Addie, Adele, Adeline, Adi, Aide, Aili, Aley, Aline, Alisia, Alley, Allicia, Alline, Alycia, Elicia and Eline.


Popularity

Alice is a very prominent first name for females (#51 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#32489 out of 88799, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Alice for girls. Alice reached its highest rank of #10 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, and is at #97 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alice name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alice and associated names. Popular related forms of Alice (#97 a year ago) are Ella (#17 a year ago), Allison (#38), Ellie (#55), Alyssa (#76), Adeline (#219), Allie (#257), Elsa (#286), Alison (#289), Adelaide (#316), Allyson (#329), Alicia (#341), Alyson (#595), Ally (#736), Adele (#764), Alissa (#855), Alisha (#895), Alisa (#936), Alisson (#938), Alyse, Alysia, Elissa, Alysa, Lissa, Alline, Alica, Ali, Alecia, Addie, Aline, Adaline, Alyce, Allyssa, Allisson and Alycia. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in the year 2010 and are almost as popular today, but with forms such as Alissa, Allisson, Alisson, Alisha and Ali becoming somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable girl names among these are Elsa (#286), Adelaide (#316), Alice (#97), Adeline (#219) and Ellie (#55), and there is also a revival in baby name usage for Adelaide, Adeline, Alice, Ellie and Elsa. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adaline, Addie, Adelaide, Adele, Adeline, Alecia, Ali, Alice, Alicia, Aline in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alisa, Alisha, Alison, Alissa, Alisson, Allie, Alline, Allison, Allisson, Ally in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Allyson, Allyssa, Alyce, Alycia, Alysa, Alyse, Alysia, Alyson, Alyssa, Elissa in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ella, Ellie, Elsa, Lissa in U.S.

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

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


Similar Names

Alice is pronounced similarly to Alisse, Alize, Aloise, Elice, Elise, Elize, Ellice, Elyce and Ilise. Other suggested similar baby names are Alcee, Aliye, Aliza, Amice, Anice and Avice. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alice.

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