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Alice Meaning


What does Alice mean?

The name Alice is of German origin.

The meaning of Alice is "noble kind".

Alice is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Al-ice.

The Given Name Alice

The name Alice is a form of an Old French spelling of a greatly contracted version of the German name Adalheidis (possibly Adalheidis to Adelaide to Adeliz to Alice or Adalheidis to Adelais to Aalis to Alice).

Alice was considered a distinct name when it was revived in the 19th century.

The name is derived from the Germanic elements adel meaning "noble" and heid meaning "kind or sort".

The name became popular through the books of Lewis Carrol, "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1865) and "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (1872).

Alice falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Alice Brady, and Alice Cooper.

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Alice Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 71 in baby name popularity for girls with 3,643 occurrences. It ranked 12,173 in baby name popularity for boys with 5 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 70 in baby name popularity for girls with 3,816 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Alice has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Alice Name Popularity Page.

Alice Related Names

Famous Alices

  • Alice ~ Alice's Adventures in Wonderland character, 3 hurricanes, 1 storm
  • Alice Brady ~ Actress
  • Alice Cooper ~ Rock Musician
  • Alice Guy Blache ~ Film Director
  • Alice Longbottom ~ Harry Potter character
  • Alice Munro ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 2013

Alice Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Alice.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Alice are often trusting and hard-working but most of all they are read more >>

Alice Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Alice in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Alice.

Just for fun, see the name Alice in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Alice in Nautical Flags page.