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Gender: F Meaning of Alice: "noble" Origin of Alice: German Alice's Popularity in 2014: #97

Alice is a classic name that's both strong and sweet, which got a big bounce via Tina Fey's choice of the name for her daughter. In the past five years alone, Alice has jumped from Number 258 to Number 97.

Alice is quite distinct among traditional girls' names—more feminine and dainty than Mary and Helen, more substantive than Ann or Jane, yet with more lightness and innocent charm than Margaret or Katharine.

Alice is a darling of literature, from the immortal heroine in Alice in Wonderland to an unusual number of fine modern writers like Alices Munro, Walker, Sebold, Hoffman, McDermott, Adams, and Elliott Dark. In other fields, there were First Daughter Alice Roosevelt, painter Alice Neel, food innovator Alice Waters, and literary figure Alice B. Toklas, to name a few.

As a British royal, Alice was Queen Victoria's second daughter, the princess who shocked her Victorian mother by breastfeeding her baby.

Famous People Named Alice

(Marie) Alice Heine, Princess consort of Albert I of Monaco
Alice of Battenberg, Princess of Greece and Denmark, mother of Britain's Prince Philip
Alice Perrers, mistress of King Edward III of England
Alice of Champagne, Queen consort of Hugh I of Cyprus
Alice Babette Toklas, American memoirist; partner of author Gertrude Stein
Alice Sophia Eve, English actress
Alice Taglioni, French actress
Alice Glass, Canadian lead singer of band Crystal Castles
Alice Hannah Meiqui Greczyn, American actress and model
Alice Ann Munro, Canadian novelist
Alice Lisle, English martyr
Alice Stokes Paul, American suffragist
Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt
Alice Schwarzer, German feminist and publisher
Alice Sebold, American novelist
Alice Malsenior Walker, American novelist and activist
Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier), American male rock musician
Alice Jane Evans, British actress
Alice Ripley, American actress
Alice Zenobia Richmond, daughter of actress Tina Fey
Alice Burdeu, Australian fashion model
Alice Pleasance Liddell, English girl who inspired Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
Alice "Beth" Elizabeth Chapman, American TV personality and bounty hunter
Alice Allegra Englert, Australian actress
Alice Felgate, British actress
Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline, Princess of Albany, Countess of Athlone; last surviving grandchild of Britain's Queen Victoria
Princess Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott, Duchess of Gloucester
Alice of Jerusalem, Princess of Antioch
Alice Ayres, English nursemaid who rescued children in her care from a house fire; inspiration for Patrick Marber's 1997 play "Closer"
(Hildur) Alice Babs, Swedish singer
Alice Hoffman, American novelist
Alice McDermott, American novelist
Alice Faye (born Alice Jeane Leppert), American actress
Alice Siu-Ping Chan Wong, Canadian MP and cabinet minister
Alice Mary Tait, Australian Olympic swimmer
Alice Grace Green, daughter of novelist John Green
Alice Harper Fiore Tigerman, daughter of actress Kathryn Fiore

Pop Culture References for the name Alice

Alice Longbottom, Neville Longbottom's mother in the "Harry Potter" series.
Alice Stockhour, character in Lauren DeStefano's "The Internment Chronicles"
Alice, character on "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland"
Alice, character in "Living Dead Girl" by Elizabeth Scott
Dame Alice, character in "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer
Alice Abernathy, character in "Resident Evil" series
Alice Ayres, character in "Closer"
Alice Cullen, character in "Twilight" saga by Stephanie Meyers
Alice Donnelly, character in "Racing with the Moon"
Alice Doyle, character on "Frasier"
Alice Fairfax, character in "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte
Alice Holbrook, character in "The Truth About Love"
Alice Kingsley, character in "Alice in Wonderland"
Alice Kramden, character on "The Honeymooners"
Alice Leeds, character in "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac" by Gabrielle Zevin
Alice Menton, character in "Facing Death" by G. A. Henty
Alice Munro, character in "The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
Alice Nelson, maid character on "The Brady Bunch"
Alice "Dotty Dimple" Parlin, character in "Dotty Dimple" series by Sophie May
Alice Quinn, character in "The Magicians" by Lev Grossman
Alice Rannt, character in "Sims: 3 Moonlight Bay"
Alice Westfall Rasheed, character in "Virgins of Paradise" by Barbara Wood
Alice Starky, character in "This Golden Land" by Barbara Wood
Alice Tallis, character in "Killing Me Softly"
Alice Tate, character in "Alice"
Alice Twilight, character in "No More Heroes 2"
Alice Wood, character in "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte
Alice Angel, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Alice, programming language
Alice in Chains, American rock band
Alice Nine, Japanese rock band
Alice + Olivia, fashion brand
"Alice," song by Moby
"Alice Academy," anime series
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," novel by Lewis Carroll
"The Disappearance of Alice Creed," 2009 thriller film
"Go Ask Alice," 1971 novel written anonymously
"Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," 1974 film
"Alice," TV show, 1976-1985, starring Linda Lavin as a waitress at Mel's Diner