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

Alabama Origin and Meaning

The name Alabama is a girl's name of Choctaw origin meaning "vegetation gatherers".

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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joliene Says:


Oddly enough, I really like this.

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.