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What does Alice mean?

Alice Pronunciation of Alice as a girls' name is pronounced AL-iss. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Alice is "noble, exalted". Variant of the Old French name Adeliz, from Adelaide. Made famous by the heroine in Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1865) and "Through the Looking Glass" (1872), who was based on his child friend Alice Lidell, daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. Though not related in origin, Alice has been used before as an English form of the Irish Gaelic name Aislinn. Ballerina Alicia Markova; writers Alice Walker, Alice Sebold; actresses Ali McGraw, Ally Sheedy, Alicia Silverstone; singer Alicia Keys.


ASSOCIATED WITH noble, exalted, old, heroine


VARIANTS Adelice, Adelisa, Ailie, Aillie, Allis, Ala, Alais, Alaisa, Aleceea, Alecia, Aleece, Aleetheea, Aleethia, Ali, Alica, Alicah, Alicea, Alicen, Alicia, Alidee, Alie, Alika, Alikah, Aliki, Alis, Alisa, Alisah, Alisan, Alisann, Alisanne, Alise, Alisha, Alison, Alissa, Alisson, Alisz, Alitheea, Alitia, Aliz, Alla, Allecia, Alleece, Alleece, Alleeceea, Alles, Alless, Allie, Allice, Allecia, Alleece, Alleeceea, Alles, Alless, Alli, Allice, Allicea, Allie, Allis, Allison, Alliss, Allissa, Allisson, Allisun, Allisunne, Allsun, Ally, Allyce, Allyceea, Allys, Allyse, Allysia, Allysiah, Allyson, Allyssa, Allysson, Alyce, Alyceea, Alys, Alysa, Alyse, Alysia, Alyson, Alyss, Alyssa, Elissa, Elke, Elli, Ellie, Ellissa, Ellsa, Elsa, Illyssa, Ilysa, Ilysah, Ilyssa, Ilysse, Leece, Leese, Licha, Lichah, Lissa, Lyssa

SEE ALSO Ailish, Alix, Chalice, Ella, Ellis

RELATED FORMS VIA ADELAIDE, AISLINN, ALI, ALICIA, ALLY Adaline, Adde, Addie, Adele, Adeline, Adi, Aide, Aili, Aley, Aline, Alisia, Alley, Allicia, Alline, Alycia, Elicia, Eline

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How popular is Alice?

Alice is a very prominent first name for females (#51 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#46240 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Alice entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #10 in the U.S. then, and is at #71 currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Alice (#71 A YEAR AGO) are Ella (#15), Ellie (#37), Allison (#69), Adeline (#78), Alyssa (#150), Adaline (#234), Adelaide (#298), Allie (#350), Alicia (#391), Alison (#400), Allyson (#560), Ellis (#783), Aislinn (#886), Alyson (#887), Elsa (#888), Adele (#898), Alisson (#909), Alisha (#957), Alisa (#1032), Alissa (#1182), Addie (#1253), Elissa (#1261), Ally (#1274), Ali (#1841), Alysia, Elicia, Lissa, Alyse, Alycia, Alysa, Alys, Elli, Allice, Alyce, Alise, Aide, Aili, Ala, Alecia, Alica, Aline, Alisia, Allyssa, Alix, Alla, Alli, Alline, Allissa, Allisson and Lyssa. These relations of Alice were at the height of their popularity a century ago (ADOPTION OF 3.08%) and are somewhat less common today (ADOPTION 2.05%, DOWN 33.4%), with forms such as Alyce becoming somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable girl names among these are Adeline, Ellie, Adaline, Aislinn, Ellis and Adelaide.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alice, Adaline, Addie, Adelaide, Adele in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Adeline, Aide, Aili, Aislinn, Ala in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alecia, Ali, Alicia, Aline, Alisa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alise, Alisha, Alisia, Alison, Alissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alisson, Alix, Alla, Alli, Allice in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allie, Alline, Allison, Allissa, Allisson in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ally, Allyson, Allyssa, Alyce, Alycia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alys, Alysa, Alyse, Alysia, Alyson in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alyssa, Elicia, Elissa, Ella, Elli in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ellie, Ellis, Elsa, Lissa, Lyssa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alice, Adeline, Alica, Alicia, Alisha outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alison, Allison, Alyssa, Ella, Ellie, Elsa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alice is pronounced similarly to Ailis, Alease, Alisse, Alize, Aloise, Alysse, Eilise, Elice, Eliese, Elis, Elise, Elisse, Eliz, Elize, Ellice, Ellyce, Eloise, Elyce, Elyse, Ilise and Ilyse. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adie, Adine, Adline, Agace, Agie, Aime, Aine, Alaine, Alanice, Alarice, Albine, Alcee, Alcine, Aldine, Aleine, Alene, Alfie, Alfre, Alia, Aliah, Alida, Alina, Alita, Aliya, Aliye, Aliza, Allcen, Alle, Allicen, Almire (see Almera), Aloe, Alvie, Alvine, Alyne, Amica, Amice, Amie, Amiee, Anica, Anice, Annice, Arica, Arie, Arlie, Arlise, Arnice, Arzice, Avice, Avie, Azize, Delice, Felice, Joice and Unice. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alice.

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