Alice Name Meaning

A vintage pick with strong artistic ties, Alice has been making hearts skip a beat as she ascends the charts. With her gentle sound and sweet styling, Alice is delightful on a little girl.

Alice was a Top 20 darling for much of the early 20th century, her beauty and wonderful meaning “of nobility” giving her an air of sophistication. She’s appeared in the literary classic Alice in Wonderland, as well as the ultra-popular Twilight series, and is the name of many successful authors from Alice Hoffman to Alice Sebold. In addition, she’s appeared throughout history as poets, actresses, musicians, and more, all beloved for some form of art.

If royal baby names are a love of yours, you’ll adore little Alice. She’s appeared throughout history as princesses and queens, from Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone to Alice of Cyprus. Each time a little royal is expected in the U.K, Alice is a top contender among girl names. She may not be as long and frilly as Elizabeth or Victoria, but little Alice holds her own among royalty.

Alice has an inescapable delicate nature, a name reminiscent of fine lace and porcelain dolls. A little one who’s all about polish, Alice loves her patent Mary Janes and dresses. She can often be found hosting elaborate brunches with her stuffed animal friends as well as painting with her favorite watercolor set.

Infographic of Alice name meaning, which is From the shortened form of Adelaide, Aalis, Alice means of nobility.
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Alice Name Popularity

How popular is the name Alice? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 10 4,666 1.3252%
1911 11 4,812 1.2922%
1912 11 6,283 1.2459%
1913 11 6,934 1.223%
1914 12 8,198 1.1763%
1915 13 10,525 1.1584%
1916 13 10,719 1.1096%
1917 13 10,990 1.0985%
1918 13 11,590 1.0799%
1919 13 11,139 1.0638%
1920 15 11,592 1.0426%
1921 15 11,952 1.0438%
1922 15 11,277 1.0122%
1923 15 11,330 1.0116%
1924 15 11,538 0.9936%
1925 15 11,573 1.0239%
1926 17 10,955 0.996%
1927 17 10,679 0.9647%
1928 19 10,140 0.9477%
1929 21 9,476 0.9148%
1930 20 9,517 0.9111%
1931 21 8,815 0.8931%
1932 21 8,534 0.8638%
1933 22 7,696 0.8261%
1934 24 7,784 0.8052%
1935 25 7,442 0.7658%
1936 27 7,198 0.7472%
1937 28 7,120 0.7226%
1938 29 7,484 0.7311%
1939 31 7,366 0.7241%
1940 32 7,602 0.7152%
1941 34 7,442 0.6612%
1942 39 7,379 0.5844%
1943 38 7,645 0.5856%
1944 38 7,102 0.573%
1945 41 6,359 0.5214%
1946 44 7,363 0.499%
1947 47 7,847 0.4701%
1948 49 6,982 0.4374%
1949 53 6,655 0.4137%
1950 57 6,363 0.3952%
1951 62 6,313 0.3723%
1952 69 5,911 0.3386%
1953 73 5,740 0.3243%
1954 81 5,267 0.2881%
1955 87 5,074 0.2759%
1956 98 4,680 0.2478%
1957 106 4,435 0.2305%
1958 115 4,121 0.218%
1959 113 4,148 0.2183%
1960 119 4,050 0.2138%
1961 126 3,574 0.1893%
1962 133 3,250 0.177%
1963 138 3,046 0.1697%
1964 141 2,828 0.1607%
1965 145 2,552 0.1561%
1966 157 2,200 0.1409%
1967 168 1,906 0.1256%
1968 186 1,715 0.1142%
1969 184 1,696 0.1101%
1970 199 1,600 0.1005%
1971 197 1,483 0.0987%
1972 231 1,170 0.0859%
1973 213 1,168 0.0901%
1974 216 1,159 0.0892%
1975 230 1,034 0.0805%
1976 251 916 0.0711%
1977 273 836 0.062%
1978 293 755 0.0562%
1979 305 750 0.0532%
1980 330 703 0.0481%
1981 322 709 0.0482%
1982 320 724 0.0484%
1983 335 652 0.0442%
1984 334 658 0.0442%
1985 347 638 0.042%
1986 342 665 0.0441%
1987 317 727 0.0476%
1988 301 794 0.051%
1989 346 702 0.0435%
1990 349 732 0.0442%
1991 355 693 0.0425%
1992 379 641 0.0402%
1993 376 642 0.0412%
1994 432 544 0.0354%
1995 435 552 0.0366%
1996 436 548 0.0366%
1997 437 545 0.0368%
1998 440 554 0.037%
1999 430 601 0.0401%
2000 422 634 0.0415%
2001 447 588 0.039%
2002 441 617 0.0412%
2003 427 669 0.044%
2004 407 711 0.0466%
2005 411 722 0.0472%
2006 384 804 0.0513%
2007 341 931 0.059%
2008 326 1,000 0.0647%
2009 256 1,240 0.083%
2010 172 1,775 0.1232%
2011 139 2,187 0.1535%
2012 126 2,500 0.1754%
2013 107 2,927 0.2056%
2014 97 3,045 0.209%
2015 86 3,410 0.2344%
2016 76 3,678 0.2551%
2017 70 3,792 0.2717%
2018 71 3,643 0.2652%
2019 73 3,517 0.2598%

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Names Like Alice

If you like Alice, you’ll love these other names like Alice.


What names are diminutives of Alice?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Alice sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Alice, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ala

Noble, exalted

German

Ali

Exalted

Arabic

Alla

A diminutive form of Alice.

Alli

Noble, bright, famous; man's defender; noble, exalted

Greek

Allie

Shortened Al- name form

English

Ally

Noble, bright, famous; man's defender; noble, exalted

Greek

Elli

Noble, exalted; sun ray, shining light; other, foreign

Greek

Ellie

Shortened form of El- names

English

Elsie

God is my oath

English

Leece

Noble, exalted

German

Leese

Noble, exalted

German

Lissa

Greek

Lyssa

Noble, exalted; rational; from the blessed isles; God's promise; God is my oath; cheerful, lighthearted

Latin


What names are variants of Alice?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Alice.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adelice

Noble kind; noble, exalted

German

Adelisa

French

Ailie

Scottish

Aillie

Noble, exalted

German

Alais

Noble, exalted

German

Alaisa

Noble, exalted

German

Aleceea

Noble, exalted

German

Alecia

Noble, exalted

German

Aleece

Noble, exalted

German

Aleetheea

Noble, exalted

German

Aleethia

Verity, truth; noble, exalted

Greek

Alica

Noble, exalted

German

Alicah

Noble, exalted

German

Alicea

Noble, exalted

German

Alicen

Noble, exalted

German

Alicia

Noble one

Spanish

Alidee

Noble, exalted

German

Alika

Most beautiful

African

Alikah

Noble, exalted

German

Aliki

Noble, exalted

German

Alis

Noble, exalted

German

Alisa

Great happiness

Hebrew

Alisah

Noble, exalted; great happiness

Hebrew

Alisan

Noble, exalted

German

Alisann

Noble, exalted

German

Alisanne

Noble, exalted

German

Alise

Noble, exalted; great happiness

Hebrew

Alisha

Noble, exalted

German

Alison

Noble one

German

Alissa

Noble, exalted; great happiness; rational; from the blessed isles

Hebrew

Alisz

Noble, exalted

German

Alitheea

Noble, exalted

German

Alitia

Noble, exalted

German

Aliz

Noble, exalted

German

Alla

A diminutive form of Alice.

Allecia

Noble, exalted

German

Alleece

Noble, exalted

German

Alleeceea

Noble, exalted

German

Alles

Noble, exalted

German

Alless

Noble, exalted

German

Allice

Noble, exalted

German

Allicea

Noble, exalted

German

Allis

Noble, exalted

German

Allison

Noble one

German

Alliss

Noble, exalted

German

Allissa

Noble, exalted; great happiness; rational; from the blessed isles

Hebrew

Allisun

Noble, exalted

German

Allisunne

Noble, exalted

German

Allsun

Noble, exalted

German

Allyce

Noble, exalted

German

Allyceea

Noble, exalted

German

Allys

Noble, exalted

German

Allyse

Noble, exalted; rational

Greek

Allysia

Noble, exalted

German

Allysiah

Noble, exalted

German

Allyson

Noble, exalted

German

Allyssa

Noble, exalted; rational; from the blessed isles

Greek

Allysson

Noble, exalted

German

Alyce

Noble, exalted

German

Alyceea

Noble, exalted

German

Alys

Noble, exalted

German

Alysa

Noble, exalted; rational

Greek

Alyse

Noble, exalted; rational

Greek

Alysia

Entrancing

Greek

Alyson

Noble, exalted

German

Alyss

Noble, exalted

German

Alyssa

Rational

Greek

Elissa

From the blessed isles

Greek

Elke

Noble

German

Ellissa

Noble, exalted; from the blessed isles; God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Ellsa

Noble, exalted; God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Elsa

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Illyssa

Noble, exalted

German

Ilysa

Noble, exalted; from the blessed isles

Latin

Ilysah

Noble, exalted

German

Ilyssa

Noble, exalted; rational; from the blessed isles

Greek

Ilysse

Noble, exalted

German

Licha

Noble, exalted

German

Lichah

Noble, exalted

German


What names sound like Alice?

If you like how Alice sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Alice.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aleah

Rising, ascending

Hebrew

Alize

Joy, joyful

Hebrew

Elice

God has answered; God is Lord

Hebrew

Elise

God is my oath

French

Ella

Other goddess

Hebrew

Elle

She

French


What names are similar to Alice?

Find a name that’s like Alice, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Diana

Heavenly and divine

Latin

Elizabeth

God is my oath

Hebrew

Joy

Happiness

Latin

June

Month of June

Latin

Katherine

Pure

Greek

Mary

Of the sea

Latin

Rebecca

To join

Hebrew

Ruth

Friend

Hebrew

Sarah

Princess

Hebrew

Victoria

Victory

Latin


Lists With Alice

Find inspiration in these baby girl name lists featuring the name Alice.


Siblings of Alice

Mamas with kids named Alice also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
James

Supplanter

English

Alaric

Noble, regal ruler

German

Louise

Famous warrior

German

Everett

Brave boar

English

Damien

To tame

French

Zoey

Life

Greek

Josiah

God supports

Hebrew

Una

One

Latin

Meabh

Intoxicating

Irish

19 Comments

  1. Named after my husband’s grandmother and great-grandmother.

  2. My 10 daughter suggested Alice when she heard one if our guests had a daughter named that name. But our final decision was made one day after delivery, even though she was talking about this name for several months

  3. Alice is graceful yet strong. I think Alice works as a name for a child but also an adult. It is timeless and can be pronounced in many languages.

  4. Baby came to me in a dream and said “my name is Alice”. We loved it because it’s classic and simple

  5. My husband and I chose the name Alice for our daughter because its so simple yet classic. Baby girls have been called Alice for nearly a thousand years. Queens and presidents have had little girls named Alice. It was timeless to us. It was familiar enough that everyone knows how to spell it and Alice fits in with the trend of more vintage names that going on at the moment. The only thing I don’t like about it is it might be too popular.

  6. We choose Alice because we wanted an A name from Disney! ?

  7. The German girl name, Halle is a bit like Alice. Besides it makes you think of a strong maiden who hangs around the manor. It has a jovial and powerful aura.

  8. I love the name Alice

  9. We choose the name Alice, because it is an old fashioned name that is easy to pronounce and spell and it’s pretty. The meaning is “Of the nobility”, which is cool.

  10. Actually my boyfriend chose it, We both love Alice in wonderland so he thought it would be the perfect name

  11. its a classic, sweet, simple name ?

  12. We named her after Alice in Wonderland and I’m not even ashamed to say that! Alice to me means marching to the beat of her own drum. Also I always wanted to open a book and find a strong female character with my name. One thing I’m not fond of with the name Alice is the nickname of Ali, we call her Al.

  13. We wanted a simple, short and sweet name that started with an A. We had learned in an audiobook that names that start with the first letters of the alphabet are more easily remembered. That’s how we came up with Alice and we love it.

  14. we chose the name Alice, a combination of our names; Alina and Elisa (her dad). Alice means “of nobility” which carries a lot of meaning for us. its also cute and short.

  15. I chose to name my daughter Alice because it is my grandmothers name. I love the fact that not to many people have that name.

  16. Because it is pronounced the same in Englishnand French -we are a multilingual family.
    Also both my partner and I share a love for the works of Lewis Caroll, and we want our little girl to have a bit of wonderland too!

  17. I made my husband promise before we were married that we could name a future daughter “Alice”! My favorite childhood book was “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, and I loved the classic daintiness of the name.

  18. Alice has a very special meaning for me. It is an anagram of my mother’s name. I was incredibly close to my Mum, she was an amazing woman. Sadly she passed away while I was pregnant with my Alice Celia. Alice always gets complimented on her name and it really suits her.

  19. Always loved “Alice in wonderland”. I also love how rare it is in USA.


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