Alma - girls name

Alma name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Alma name meaning:

The name Alma is of Latin origin and has several meanings. One interpretation is "nourishing soul" or "kind-hearted." It is derived from the Latin word "almus," which means "nurturing" or "fostering." The name Alma can also be associated with "the soul" or "the spirit," representing a deep and spiritual essence. In some cultures, Alma is believed to symbolize a person with a compassionate and caring nature.

The name Alma has gained popularity in recent years and is considered a timeless and classic choice for a girl. It exudes warmth, tenderness, and a sense of inner beauty. Those named Alma are often described as empathetic, understanding, and nurturing individuals. They have a natural inclination to support and care for others, making them great friends and companions. The name Alma carries a sense of depth and wisdom, as it is associated with the soul and its spiritual journey. Overall, Alma is a name that embodies kindness, gentleness, and an innate sense of compassion.

Origin: Latin

Alma has several origins; most commonly the meaning is derived from the Latin which comes from 'alma mater' ("benevolent mother"). From here the meaning has evolved to something along the lines of 'lifts the spirit', 'nourishes the soul' or just 'kind'.

In other languages Alma has different meanings. In Italian it means 'soul', in Turkish it means 'apple' whilst in Spanish it is 'warm-hearted'. In Hebrew it translates as 'maiden' whereas the Celtic equivalent is 'all good'.

Related names

Alma , Almaas

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Overall UK ranking: 267 out of 5581

177 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (442)

Historical popularity of Alma

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