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Meaning and name origin

Alta \a-lta, al-ta\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Alta), is pronounced ALL-tah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Alta is "high, elevated". Short form of Altagracia, a reference to the "high grace" of Mary, the mother of Jesus.


Alta has 2 variant forms: Allta and Altha.


Alta is a very popular first name for females (#619 out of 4276, Top 14%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Alta for girls. Alta reached its highest rank of #144 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alta and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Altha, Altagracia and Alta. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alta, Altagracia, Altha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Ala, Alba, Alda, Aldea, Alea, Aleda, Aleta, Aletea, Aletha, Aletia, Aletta, Alfa, Alia, Alida, Alita, Alitia, Alla, Allda, Alma, Althea, Althia, Alva, Alya, Alyda and Asta. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alta.