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Gender: Female Meaning of Alabama: "vegetation gatherers" Origin of Alabama: Place-name; Choctaw

The name Alabama is a girl's name of Choctaw origin meaning "vegetation gatherers". Alabama and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Octuplet Game - Girls!".

From the experts:

Alabama is a hot southern place-name, picking up from Georgia and Savannah. This is not a geographical name come lately, though--there have been girls named Alabama dating back well over a century.

Hip couple Drea de Matteo and Shooter Jennings named their daughter Alabama Gypsy Rose, and rocker Travis Barker has an Alabama Louella.

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Famous People Named Alabama

Alabama Faulkner, daughter of novelist William Faulkner
Alabama Luella Barker (b. 2005), daughter of drummer Travis Barker and former Miss USA Shanna Moakler
Alabama Gypsy Rose Jennings (b. 2007), daughter of actress Drea de Matteo and Shooter Jennings
Alabama Zoe Gaskill (b. 2005), daughter of actor Brian Gaskill
Alabama Rose Boatman, daughter of actor Ross Boatman
Roxy Alabama Weston, daughter of TV/radio presenter Roz Weston

Pop Culture References for the name Alabama

Alabama Beggs, main character of Zelda Fitzgerald's semi-autobiographical novel 'Save Me the Waltz' (1932)
Alabama Whitman, main character in movie "True Romance," played by Patricia Arquette
Alabama Shakes, Grammy-winning blues rock band


Diaper Bagge Says:


I like this name, but for a boy.

loiswrenmatthews Says:


Alabama is one of my favourite place names. It is incredibly uncommon in England and it can have the nickname of Allie or Bammie.

marxus Says:


Where the skies are so blue...
I hate this song and this name. Just don't.

Wittyusername103 Says:


Is it bad that I like this?

Sara Mac Conley Says:


my husband and I named our little girl alabama.. everyone loves it when they ask her name!

Megarebegga Says:


I love this name, and may use it as a character name in a book later!

Guest Says:


I adore this name but could probably never use it. Arghhh! Maybe as a nickname or something.