The meaning of the name “Alice” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: The name Alice that has been used for over a century is actually derived from a string of other names, with the oldest traceable name being the Germanic name Adalhaidis, from the Germanic word elements adal, meaning ″noble″ and haid-, meaning ″heath(land), heather″. It can mean “of noble descent”. It is also the female form of the Old French name Alis (older Aalis), short form of Adelais. It is said that the reason the Alice form of the name became popular is because it was the name of Princess Alice, daughter of Queen Victoria of England. It was also the name of Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter at around the same time. Before them, the name was featured in the fictional story Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, which is said to be the biggest reason it is popular today.
Many variations exist for this name. The most popular variations are Alicia, Allison, and Allie. Another similar name that is used mostly in Europe and Australia is Adelaide.
Alice as a name has seen a lot of popularity throughout the 20th century. From 1880 to 1956 it never left the top 100 most popular girl names in the US, with its peak in 1906 when it was the 8th most popular name. Since then it has seen a large drop in usage, but in 2014 it was ranked the 97th most popular girl name in the US, 25th most popular in the UK, the 46th most popular in Australia, and the 22nd most popular in Canada.
Fictional stories that feature a character name Alice include Lewis Carroll’s famous novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Alice Nelson as the housekeeper in The Brady Bunch, Alice Cullen in Stephanie Meyer’s book series Twilight.
Pronunciation: (AL lis) Form of:Aliz Celebrity Names & Famous real-life people:
Alice Cooper, American rock singer
Alice Parizeau, Polish journalist
Alice Brock, owner of the Massachusetts eatery that inspired the Arlo Guthrie tune "Alice's Restaurant Massacree"
Alice Munro, Canadian author
Alice Cary, poet
Alice McDermott, author
Alice Fulton, poet and author
Alice Cocea, French actress
Alice Mary Smith, English composer
Alice Maher Irish painter and sculptor
Alice Rivaz, Swiss author
Alice Glass, vocalist in electronic duo Crystal Castles
Alice Connor, actress
Alice Wilson, Canadian geologist and paleontologist
Ali MacGraw, actress; real first name is Alice
Alice Krige South African actress
Alice White, actress
Alice Thompson, Scottish novelist
Alice Robitaille, Canadian actress
Princess Alice of the United Kingdom (of Hesse and by Rhine)
Alice Barnham, wife of Francis Bacon
Alice Coltrane, jazz pianist
Alice Paul, American suffragist
Alice Mills, Australian Olympic swimmer
Alice Roberts, British anatomist, osteoarchaeologist, anthropologist, television presenter, and author
Alice Meynell English suffragist and poet
Alice Heine, Princess of Monaco and wife of Albert I of Monaco
Alice Whitty, Canadian high jumper
Alice Nutter (musician), a member of the British music band Chumbawumba
Alice Cooper, male rock musician (see also The Alice Cooper Show and Alice Cooper Goes to Hell)
Alice Auma, Ugandan spiritualist and medium
Alice Albinia, author
Alice Orlowski, high-ranking Nazi SS officer
Alice Herz, anti-war protestor
Alice Schlesinger, Israeli Olympic judoka
Aliki Diplarakou, Greek Miss Europe winner
Alice Bailey, theologist and lecturer
Alice Schwarzer, German feminist and publisher
Alice Neel, American artist
Alice Brown Davis, Seminole tribal chief
Alice Mahon, British politician
Aliki Vougiouklaki, Greek actress
Alice in Chains, American metal band
Alice Bunker Stockham, American suffragist
Alice Pruvot-Fol, French opisthobranch malacologist
Alice Miller, Swiss psychologist
Alice Barrett, actress
Alice Keppel, mistress of Edward VII of the United Kingdom
Alice Rivlin, psychologist
Alice Greczyn, American actress
Alice (born Song Joo-hee), an South Korean singer, a member of Hello Venus.
Alice Brady, actress
Alice Hamilton, toxicologist
Alisa Kleybanova, Russian tennis player
Alice (Visconti, born Carla Bissi), an Italian singer-songwriter
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone; longest-lived Princess of The Blood Royal of the United Kingdom
Alice Duer Miller, author and poet
Alice B. Toklas, paramour of writer Gertrude Stein
Alice Hoffman, author of Practical Magic
Alice Walton, the daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton
Alice Roosevelt Longworth, only child of Theodore Roosevelt and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee
Princess Alice of Battenberg
Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, wife of Theodore Roosevelt
Lady Alice Boyle, wife of David Barry, 1st Earl of Barrymore
Alice Liddell, the real person upon whom the eponymous heroine of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is based
Alice Kertesz, Hungarian-born Olympic gymnastics medalist
Alice Faye, actress and singer
Alice Deejay, Dutch dance music artist
Alice Burdeu, Australian Fashion Model and winner of Australia's Next Top Model, Cycle 3
Alice Hanratty, Irish artist
Alice Strike, Canadian military veteran
Alice Young, first "witch" to be executed during the Salem witch trials
Alice Pearce, actress
Alice Spooner, keyboardist in English Grime/New Rave band Hadouken!
Alice Milligan, Irish nationalist
Alice Mak, Hong Kong artist and cartoonist
Alice Manfield, or Guide Alice, Australian mountain guide, naturalist, photographer, chalet owner, and early feminist
Alice Guy-Blache, French filmmaker
Alice Walker, author
Alice Waters, American chef and restaurateur
Alice Bellagamba, Italian actress and dancer
Alice Blom, Dutch volleyball player
Alice Prin, singer and actress
Alice Austen, photographer
Lady Alice Christabel Montagu-Douglas-Scott, Duchess of Gloucester
Alice Hamilton peace activist during "the Great War"
Alice Lisle, a judge at the trial of Charles I of England
Alice Day, actress
Alice Eve, English actress
Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones
Considering Alice as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Alice for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Alice is a girl name.
The name Alice is of French, Germanic origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, French speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Alice we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Alice Name Meaning
The meaning of Alice has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Alice are:
American meaning: Truthful
English meaning: Of the nobility
Celtic - Gaelic meaning: Noble
German meaning: Sweetness
Greek meaning: Truth and nobility
Teutonic meaning: Noble
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Alice and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Alice and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Alice is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Popularity of the Name Alice
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Alice displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Alice Boy Name Popularity Chart
Alice Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
Songs and Videos about the name Alice:
Some of the songs that include the name Alice within their lyrics are Alice by Avril Lavagne, White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane, Blue Alice by Ayria, and an entire album featuring the name called Almost Alice which was part of the Time Burton film Alice in Wonderland (2010).
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