Alma

Alma - A very unique female name



  Feb 20,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Alma, meaning nurturing, soul, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #61. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Alma and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Alma? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Alma. The baby girl name Alma was given to 280 baby girls in 2012, ranking #809 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,047 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Alma peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1910 on position 61.



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Alma is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Alma is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #378 - and is the least popular in Georgia at position #1,156.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Alma is where you live.


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Alma origin and meaning

Alma is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means nurturing, soul. To see famous people named Alma, pop culture references for the name Alma and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Alma

We've found the following names that sound similar to Alma, sorted by popularity.

Alana / Alaina / Aileen / Alina / Alayna / Alanna / Aline / Alena / Aylin / Allene /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012809
2011903
2010847
2009872
2008812
2007696
2006613
2005598
2004610
2003642
2002551
2001533
2000499
1999486
1998501
1997479
1996454
1995453
1994442
1993396
1992373
1991389
1990395
1989409
1988452
1987456
1986428
1985422
1984411
1983420
1982400
1981349
1980359
1979391
1978403
1977382
1976369
1975404
1974365
1973378
1972380
1971388
1970426
1969429
1968395
1967361
1966371
1965393
1964387
1963373
1962357
1961333
1960338
1959332
1958341
1957286
1956283
1955278
1954261
1953245
1952246
1951246
1950232
1949230
1948215
1947216
1946208
1945191
1944181
1943175
1942167
1941165
1940152
1939151
1938148
1937138
1936137
1935132
1934123
1933123
1932119
1931112
1930108
1929106
1928107
192797
192691
192594
192487
192389
192284
192179
192080
191976
191873
191771
191670
191570
191469
191364
191262
191162
191061

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico378
Oregon397
Colorado581
California607
Arizona642
Minnesota642
Kansas682
Washington695
Utah696
Wisconsin698
Kentucky752
New York769
Texas770
Louisiana777
Illinois863
North Carolina886
Pennsylvania995
New Jersey1001
Ohio1008
Florida1048
Tennessee1056
Michigan1073
Virginia1151
Georgia1156

Even more about Alma


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Alma a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Alma?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Alma
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,047
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +280

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