Alma name popularity, meaning and originName Popularity: 94%
Alma name meaning:
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 namesAlma , Almaas
Overall UK ranking: 304 out of 5493
153 recorded births last year
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Historical popularity of Alma
The graph below shows the popularity of the girls's name Alma from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Alma in 2022