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Alpha (girl)

What does Alpha mean?

Alpha Pronunciation of Alpha [al-pha] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Alpha) is pronounced AL-fah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Alpha is "beginning". First letter of the Greek alphabet, corresponding to "A". May be used for a firstborn daughter.

Associated with: greek.


Alpha has 1 variant: Alfa.

Creative forms:
(female) Aipha, Alavi, ..

(male) Alchi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alpha Ariyanna (A.A.), ..

How popular is Alpha?

Alpha is a very prominent first name for females (#1317 out of 4276, Top 31%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#51352 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Alpha reached its top rank of #336 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alpha name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. The only other prominent related form of Alpha ranked in the Top 2000 is Alfa. These forms of Alpha were at the height of their popularity in the 1890s (adoption of 0.03%), but now, the form Alpha has become somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alpha, Alfa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alpha and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alpha is alike in pronunciation to Alfi, Alfie, Alfy and Allfy. Other suggested similar names are Adelpha, Adolpha, Aesha, Aisha, Ala, Alah, Alaia, Alala, Alana, Alaya, Alba, Albia, Alda, Aldea, Alea, Aleda, Aleea, Aleka, Alena, Alesha, Aleta, Aletha, Alexa, Alia, Alica, Alida, Alika, Alima, Alina, Alisa, Alisha, Alita, Aliya, Aliza, Alla, Allda, Allia, Allma, Allta, Alma, Aloha, Aloma, Alona, Alta, Altha, Althea, Althia, Alufa, Aluma, Alura, Alva, Alya, Alyda, Alyna, Alysa, Alysha, Alyza, Aphra, Artha, Asha, Atha, Aysha, Azha, Delpha, Elsha, Eltha, Zilpha and Zylpha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alpha.