Alma - girls name

Alma name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Alma name meaning:

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

Other girls names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 267 out of 5581

177 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (442)

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 2023