What does Alma mean?

Alma means "nourishing, kind; work"

How do we pronounce Alma?

Alma \al-ma, alm-a\ is a female's name. It consists of 4 letters and 2 syllables.

The baby girl name Alma is also used as a baby name boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced in English as AELMah 1.

1 Pronunciation for Alma: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"

What is the origin of Alma?

Alma has its origins in the Latin language. It is used largely in English, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish. From the word almus with the meaning 'nourishing, kind'. The name is of debated origin; it is most likely derived from Latin. The Latin root word is familiar from the term Alma Mater 'fostering mother' used to denote one's school. The given name was first used during the Italian Renaissance, but it remained rare. It saw a brief vogue among English speakers after the Crimean War, when the British and their allies defeated the Russians at the Battle of Alma (1854), which was named after a river in the Crimea. This has in recent times appeared as the name of the character Alma Sedgewick in the award-winning British soap opera Coronation Street (1960-), as well as the unsuspecting wife Alma del Mar in the US film Brokeback Mountain (2005). Forms of Alma include the name Al meaning of name, the name meaning of Allma, the name what does the name Almah mean, the name nicknames for Almar, and the English name Elmina meaning.

Alma is of Spanish origin. It is used mainly in English, German, Italian, and Spanish. Derived from the word alma with the meaning 'soul'. This derivation is explained by a fictional bearer in Tennessee Williams's play Summer and Smoke (1948). 3: Alma's language of origin is Italian. It is used predominantly in English, German, Italian, and Spanish. Derived from the word alma which is of the meaning 'soul'. This derivation was used by Edmund Spenser for a character in his epic poem The Faerie Queene (1590,1596). 4: Alma's language of origin is Hebrew. It is used predominantly in English, German, Italian, and Spanish. Meaning: 'maiden'. In addition, Alma is a form of the English and Hebrew nicknames for Alumit. Alma is also a German form of the Dutch, English, German, Hebrew, Scandinavian, Czech, Hungarian, and Italian Amalia name popularity. Alma is an all-time favorite. At present it is still a somewhat popular baby girl name, but to a lesser degree than it was previously. At the height of its usage in 1901, 0.470% of baby girls were named Alma. It had a ranking of #52 then. The baby name has seen a steep drop in frequency since then, and is used only on a modest scale today. In 2010, it ranked at #850 with a usage of 0.016%, but it was nevertheless the most regularly used within all girl names in its family.

A famous person named Alma is Singer Alma Cogan, born Alma Angela Cohen 19 May 1932 - 26 October 1966, Stepney, London, England.

List of baby names Alma:

the name name Almah, the Arabic Aalam name, the name nicknames for Aelan, the name nicknames for Aelwenn, the name Aelwenne meaning and origin, the name Aelwin definition, the name Aelwyn meaning, the name short names for Aelwynn, the name short names for Aelwynne, the Chinese nicknames for Ah-lam, the name Ahlaam name variations, the Arabic nicknames for Ahlam, the English Alaine pronounciation, the French and Gaelic what does the name Alane mean, the English name Alayne origin, the name nicknames for Aleine, the English, French, Armenian, Russian, Irish, and Scottish Aline pronounciation, the English meaning of Allene, the name Alleyne meaning and origin, and the name Allma name.

The baby name Alma fun facts:

The name Alma in reverse order is "Amla".

The numerological value of the name Alma is number 9, which means humanitarian, giving nature, selflessness, obligations, creative expression.

How popular is Alma?

Alma is in the top names in USA.

Source: https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames