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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Alma

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Alma in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Alma:

  • Records indicate that 156,639 girls in the United States have been named Alma since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 3,654 people in the U.S. were given the name Alma. Those people are now 102 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Alma

    64% Approval Rating
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      7 Positive Comments

  • "I?m Mexican so there?s some people I?ve met who are also called Alma like me. Granted though I am a result of that old tradition of naming your child after you in some way. My mom?s Alma too. I really like it, though. It makes me feel unique." Feb. 16, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name (2007). After 10 years, we finally met another Alma who happens to be the same age." Aug. 22, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alma and I don't think there's anything wrong with it. It's a common name in Croatia. You shouldn't be all negative about this name, it's quite nice. I don't say that your names are aweful and for old ladies." Jul. 28, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby is due in June and if its a little girl i really like the name Almah May, alot of people think it is aweful and an old lady name but i like old names and have noticed alot of Lillys and similar so though Almah would be a nice change but still in keeping with the old fashion name." Feb. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my grandmother's name and my husband also had a grandmother with this name. I would love to give this name to our baby, however he's set against it. The search continues for a name that will please us both . . ." Jun. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Alma is a very pretty, classy name. I may want to give this name to a future daughter of mine." Nov. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alma. I was born in 1922. I used to hate the name because it was so unusual, but now like it because it is different and is not heard too often. As for how to pronounce it, I prefer Al (as in Alice) ma. I have never had anyone spell it wrong. I have met very few people with this name, but there are two of us living in this Senior apartment complex by the name of Alma. We are very close in age." Jul. 25, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "I hate my name Alma it is so very old fashioned. I don't know why I was given that name" Jun. 6, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "The only Alma I know is simply a bad person. I sounds country and trashy to me." Nov. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'd never name a child of mine Alma. I'd rather carry on associating this name with singer Alma Cogan or the fictional Alma Baldwin in the northern British soap 'Coronation Street'." Jan. 20, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "There's a woman at my work with this name- she's so rude!" Nov. 29, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "my name is alma :3 i?m a american lol and i love my name" May. 25, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alma and in every school i have been in i never met another Alma although in my parents home country Bosnia there is a fairly popular singer with the name Alma! And almost everytime someone tries to spell my name for the first time they always spell Elma rather than Alma. I was born in Canada and still currently live here, yet still have never met anyone that had the same first name as me!" Jan. 4, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "If my name was not Alma I wouldn't be me and since my name is Alma, I am me." Nov. 7, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alma and I'm Mexican I like it because ira not common, maybe cuy it means soul xD" Oct. 11, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Alma is my Grandmother's name In Spanish It mean Soul." Oct. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Popular in the early 20th century but is somewhat old-fashioned nowadays. Plus, there's the character Alma in the 2005 film Brokeback Mountain, which is enough to discourage modern parents from giving this name to their daughters. Try using Ada, Adelaide, or Agatha instead (unless you think they too are still old-fashioned)." Jun. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "In Austria and Germany, many farmers call their cows 'Alma' - no, really! I think the name is common there at least in rural areas." Mar. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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