What does Alice mean?
Alice [al-ice] 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.
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.
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.Creative forms:
(female) Alas, Asice, ..
(male) Alame, Alas, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Alice?
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 (#46240 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Alice entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #10 in the U.S. then, and is at #87 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Alice (#87 a year ago) are Ella (#18 a year ago), Allison (#39), Ellie (#47), Alyssa (#93), Adeline (#135), Allie (#255), Adelaide (#273), Alison (#338), Allyson (#359), Adaline (#364), Alicia (#365), Elsa (#487), Adele (#652), Alyson (#678), Ally (#869), Alisson (#915), Alisha (#919), Alissa (#942), Aislinn (#960), Ellis (#962), Alisa (#1037), Addie (#1122), Ali (#1278), Elissa (#1395), Alyse (#1689), Lissa, Alys, Alysa, Lyssa, Alycia, Elicia, Alysia, Elli, Allice, Alica, Aline, Alise, Alecia, Ala, Aide, Aili, Alisia, Alix, Allisson, Allyssa, Allissa, Alline, Alla, Alli and Alyce. These relations of Alice were at the height of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 3.54%) and are almost as common today (adoption 2.64%, down 25.4%), but with forms such as Alysia becoming somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable girl names among these are Ellie, Adeline, Adaline, Adelaide, Aislinn, Ellis, Allie, Allison and Ella.
Alice▼ is pronounced similarly to Ailis, Alease, Alisse, Alize▼, Aloise, Alysse, Eilise, Elice, Eliese, Elis, Elise▲, Elisse, Eliz, Elize, Ellice, Ellyce, Eloise▲, Elyce, Elyse▲, Ilise and Ilyse. Other suggested similar names are Adie, Adine, Adline, Agace, Agie, Aime, Aine, Alaine, Alanice, Alarice, Albine, Alcee, Alcine, Aldine, Aleine, Alene▼, Alfie, Alfre, Alia▲, Aliah▲, Alida▼, Alina▲, Alita, Aliya, Aliye, Aliza▲, Allcen, Alle, Allicen, Almire (see Almera), Aloe, Alvie, Alvine, Alyne, Amica, Amice, Amie▼, Amiee, Anica, Anice, Annice, Arica, Arie, Arlie, Arlise, Arnice, Arzice, Avice, Avie, Azize, Delice, Felice, Joice and Unice. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alice.See names in meaning and etymology.