What does Alta mean?
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.
(female) Alte, Anta, ..
(male) Aldi, Alled, ..
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)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Alta for girls. Alta was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak position of #144 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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).
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.