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Meaning and name origin

Alice \a-li-ce\ as a girl's 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 100 variant forms: Adelice, Adelisa, Ailie, Aillie, Allis, 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, Alisz, Alitheea, Alitia, Aliz, Alla, Allecia, Alleece, Alleece, Alleeceea, Alles, Alless, Allie, Allice, Allecia, Alleece, Alleeceea, Alles, Alless, Alli, Allice, Allicea, Allie, Allis, Allison, Alliss, Allissa, 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 is a very popular first name for females (#51 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#32489 out of 88799, Top 37%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alice for girls. Alice reached its highest rank of #10 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alice and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ella (#17), Allison (#38), Ellie (#55), Alyssa (#76), Alice (#97), Allie (#257), Elsa (#286), Alison (#289), Adelaide (#316), Allyson (#329), Alicia (#341), Alyson (#595), Ally (#736), Alissa (#855), Alisha (#895), Alisa (#936), Ali, Aislinn, Lissa, Elissa, Alecia, Alysia, Allyssa, Alyce, Alysa, Alyse and Alica. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Adelaide, Alecia, Ali, Alice, Alicia, Alisa, Alisha, Alison, Alissa, Allie in U.S.

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

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aislinn, Alica, Alice, Alicia, Alisa outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alisha, Alison, Alissa, Allie, Allison outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ally, Allyson, Allyssa, Alyson, Alyssa outside U.S.

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

Similar Names

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