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What does Alta mean?

Alta Pronunciation of Alta [al-ta] as a girls' name (also used as boys' 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.

Associated with: high (great), grace.


Alta has 2 variants: Allta and Altha.

Creative forms:
(female) Alsa, Alte, ..

(male) Aldi, Alled, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alta Maia (A.M.), ..

How popular is Alta?

Alta is a very popular first name for females (#619 out of 4276, Top 14%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Alta was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #144 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Altha is the only other popular varying form of Alta rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Alta were popular as birth names a century ago (median #334).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alta, Altha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended 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 frequently used than Alta.

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