What does Alta mean?
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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Altha and Altagracia are the popular varying forms of Alta rated in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.444%) and are now much less popular, with the forms Alta and Altha becoming less in vogue. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Alta and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.