Alice - girls name

Alice name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Alice name meaning:

The name Alice is of Germanic origin and has multiple meanings. It is derived from the Old High German name Adalheidis, which is composed of the elements "adal" meaning "noble" and "heid" meaning "kind" or "type." Therefore, the name Alice can be interpreted to mean "noble kind" or "noble type."

Alice gained popularity as a given name in English-speaking countries during the Middle Ages, primarily due to the influence of Lewis Carroll's iconic character, Alice, in his novel "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." In the book, Alice is portrayed as a curious, imaginative, and determined young girl, which has further contributed to the name's charm and appeal.

Overall, the name Alice is associated with qualities such as nobility, kindness, and an adventurous spirit. It is a classic and timeless name that has been loved for centuries, and its literary connection adds an extra layer of whimsy and enchantment to its meaning.

Origin: English



Dickens names, Victorian names

Related names

Alice , Ailie , Alecia , Aleecia, Aleesha , Alisanne, Alisha , Alishia, Alisia , Alissa , Alisse, Allyse, Allyson, Alycia , Alyse, Alysha , Alyson, Alysse, Alyssia , Lecea

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Overall UK ranking: 31 out of 5581

1359 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (31)
  • Scotland (54)
  • Wales (57)

Historical popularity of Alice

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