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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Alta

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

A few facts about the girl's name Alta:

  • Records indicate that 26,546 girls in the United States have been named Alta since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 821 people in the U.S. were given the name Alta. Those people are now 102 years old.

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      5 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Alta and I love it. Such an old forgotten name, like my young forgotten soul!" Sep. 18, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Altafay pronounced Al'ta fay' exactly as it is spelled. I was born in 1951 and I have met one person named Alta Fay (two names)who was born in 1950. I was named after a friend of my mother's best friend. I did not like my name as a child because of the mispronunciation and misspelling. I have grown to love it due to it's uniqueness and beautiful sound." Jul. 9, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "Alta is my middle name, and I love it! I like that it means "deep" in Latin but also means the sea, like how in English we might call the ocean "the depths" or "the deep." We pronounce it both Al-ta and All-ta. I think both are pretty and it's been handed down for so long in my family that we just call it whatever we feel like. I love my name. My brother is thinking of giving the name to his daughter!" Mar. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have always liked my name. I was named after my grandmother who died 3 weeks after my dad was born. I like it because it is different and unuasual. It is pronounced Al ta (as in ta-da)not Alda or Elda or Elsa or the worst Alda. I know one Alta younger than myself but most are elderly and they too have reported they like their name for the same reasons I do." Feb. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alta Lynn and it is always mispronouned and I don't even bother with letting people try and spell it. I just say, my name is "Alta" A L T A. I like it now that I am older (in my 30's) but it was my great grandmother who initially chose the name. So that would fit in with the popularity of the 1890's. I get people who either really like it or say, "wow, that's an unusual name". Or, "Is that your first or last name?"" Dec. 30, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Alta Rose and I've always been called Rose or Rosie. So, it was weird in certain situations like being in school where I was called by my first name and no one had any idea who the name belonged to. Then, baking to pronounce it was a whole other ball game." Jan. 31, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alta Faye. I was named after my grandmother and she was named after a cousin, so I am the third recipient of these names in my family. I have always gone by Faye since my grandmother was Alta. It was pronounced Al-Ta in my family, but others always pronouce it All-Ta. I didn't like the name when I was a child because people would shorten it to Al-t or Al-Tea. I have never met anyone w/the same name as me.(Amazing similarity between me and the previous responder!)" Oct. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, Yes, my name is Alta Fay. I was named after my grandmother. Yes, it is usually mispronounced and misspelled. My name is pronounced like it reads AL - Ta and fay of course. I haven't met but one person whose name was Alta. It is uncommon but I haven't had much trouble with the name over the years. I always like being unique." Oct. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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