Meaning and Name Origin
Alta \a-lta, 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.
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)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Alta for girls. Alta reached its peak position of #144 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Alta and related names. Altha and Altagracia are the popular varying forms of Alta. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 and are now much less popular, with the forms Altha and Alta becoming less in vogue. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Recommended 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 frequently used than Alta.