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What does Alpha mean?

Alpha Pronunciation of Alpha [al-pha] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Alpha) is of Greek origin. First letter of the Greek alphabet, corresponding to "A". More likely to be used for a girl, due to the -a ending. Biblical: Jesus says in the Book of Revelation, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end".

Associated with: greek, biblical, book (literary).


Alpha has 1 variant: Alfa.

Creative forms:
(male) Arpha, Aspha, ..

(female) Alavi, Alphae, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alpha Kyron (A.K.), ..

How popular is Alpha?

Alpha is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#51352 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Alpha entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex position of #651 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alpha name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alpha is pronounced similarly to Alfeo, Alfey, Alfie, Alfio, Alfo and Alfy. Other suggested similar names are Alba, Alga, Alia, Alpin, Alta, Aluph, Alva and Autha. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alpha.