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 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).
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.