Alma Name Gender

Is Alma a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 99.6% of babies named Alma were girls.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


Infographic of Alma name meaning, which is The feminine form of the Latin almus, meaning “fostering,” “nourishing,” “genial,” “refreshing,” “beautiful,” etc. Compare the phrase alma mater, fostering mother, applied lovingly to the college, university, etc., one has attended or was graduated from.
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Alma Name Popularity

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

  • In 2018 Alma was the 610th most popular girls name, representing 0.0302% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Alma has been the 280th most popular girls name, representing 0.0842% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 61 1,612 0.4578%
1911 62 1,592 0.4275%
1912 62 2,162 0.4287%
1913 64 2,284 0.4028%
1914 69 2,628 0.3771%
1915 70 3,233 0.3558%
1916 70 3,388 0.3507%
1917 71 3,391 0.339%
1918 73 3,639 0.3391%
1919 76 3,427 0.3273%
1920 80 3,574 0.3214%
1921 79 3,577 0.3124%
1922 84 3,216 0.2887%
1923 89 3,056 0.2728%
1924 87 3,233 0.2784%
1925 94 2,980 0.2637%
1926 91 2,967 0.2698%
1927 98 2,823 0.255%
1928 107 2,474 0.2312%
1929 106 2,371 0.2289%
1930 108 2,368 0.2267%
1931 112 2,097 0.2125%
1932 119 2,020 0.2045%
1933 123 1,814 0.1947%
1934 123 1,872 0.1936%
1935 132 1,653 0.1701%
1936 137 1,576 0.1636%
1937 138 1,609 0.1633%
1938 148 1,519 0.1484%
1939 151 1,465 0.144%
1940 152 1,401 0.1318%
1941 165 1,330 0.1182%
1942 167 1,374 0.1088%
1943 175 1,304 0.0999%
1944 181 1,182 0.0954%
1945 191 1,038 0.0851%
1946 208 1,130 0.0766%
1947 216 1,154 0.0691%
1948 215 1,122 0.0703%
1949 230 1,016 0.0632%
1950 232 1,013 0.0629%
1951 245 953 0.0562%
1952 246 992 0.0568%
1953 245 1,051 0.0594%
1954 261 976 0.0534%
1955 278 931 0.0506%
1956 283 923 0.0489%
1957 282 950 0.0494%
1958 341 726 0.0384%
1959 332 789 0.0415%
1960 338 748 0.0395%
1961 332 767 0.0406%
1962 356 673 0.0367%
1963 373 634 0.0353%
1964 385 582 0.0331%
1965 392 515 0.0315%
1966 371 556 0.0356%
1967 360 577 0.038%
1968 395 506 0.0337%
1969 428 469 0.0304%
1970 425 478 0.03%
1971 387 546 0.0363%
1972 380 522 0.0383%
1973 377 510 0.0393%
1974 362 543 0.0418%
1975 403 460 0.0358%
1976 367 533 0.0414%
1977 381 509 0.0378%
1978 402 475 0.0353%
1979 391 519 0.0368%
1980 359 613 0.0419%
1981 349 631 0.0429%
1982 400 541 0.0362%
1983 421 469 0.0318%
1984 411 471 0.0317%
1985 422 484 0.0319%
1986 428 469 0.0311%
1987 456 439 0.0288%
1988 452 460 0.0295%
1989 408 570 0.0353%
1990 395 621 0.0375%
1991 388 621 0.0381%
1992 370 653 0.0409%
1993 396 593 0.038%
1994 441 531 0.0346%
1995 453 532 0.0353%
1996 452 515 0.0344%
1997 476 488 0.033%
1998 500 468 0.0313%
1999 486 492 0.0329%
2000 499 504 0.033%
2001 534 461 0.0306%
2002 549 449 0.03%
2003 637 372 0.0245%
2004 607 408 0.0268%
2005 597 434 0.0284%
2006 609 431 0.0275%
2007 687 378 0.024%
2008 797 306 0.0198%
2009 852 272 0.0182%
2010 830 269 0.0187%
2011 872 241 0.0169%
2012 786 281 0.0197%
2013 692 348 0.0244%
2014 657 375 0.0257%
2015 671 363 0.0249%
2016 704 340 0.0236%
2017 616 410 0.0294%
2018 610 415 0.0302%

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Names Like Alma

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


What names are variants of Alma?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Allma

Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned

Latin

Almah

Nourishing, kind; soul; young woman; learned

Latin


What names sound like Alma?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Alima

Strong; cultured

Hebrew

#2,760 (0.0007%)  
Aloma

Dove

Latin

Aluma

Maiden; sheaf (of grain at harvest)

Hebrew


What names are similar to Alma?

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Elma

Will helmet, protection

German

#3,051 (0.0004%)  

Lists With Alma

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Siblings of Alma

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

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Violet

Violet flower

English

#43 (0.3489%)  
Harrison

Son of Harry

English

#115 (0.2462%)  
Corbett

Young crow

Ancient

4 Comments

  1. I saw it in a British movie and immediately fell in love with it. It suits baby girl as well as an old lady 🙂

  2. I always want my kids to have short names which start with A,while in search of names mom come up with Alma it’s a Latin name means kind,nourishing,uplifting soul,beautiful and I fall in love with it instinatly..That how I found my Alma.

  3. I love alma name since my mother brought it up and coming to know the meaning alma means nourishing,kind,uplifting as it’s my first child and my labour was not easy…I decided to go for such a beauty name plus my hubby’s name is Ibrahim

  4. Alma was my great(x4) grandmother’s name. It means soul. I love the name. The only trouble is people mispronounce it often.


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