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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 has 2 variants: Allta and Altha.

Alta has 2 more alternative forms via Altagracia: Allagracia and Altagrazia.


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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alta name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alta, Altagracia, Altha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.