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Gender: Female Meaning of Alice: "noble" Origin of Alice: German Alice's Popularity in 2017: #70

The name Alice is a girl's name of German origin meaning "noble". Alice is ranked #70 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like British Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- GIRLS".

From the experts:

Alice is a classic literary name that's both strong and sweet, which got a big bounce via Tina Fey's choice of the name for her daughter. Alice has experienced a recent surge in popularity along with other girl names starting with A.

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.

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Famous People Named Alice

(Marie) Alice Heine, Princess consort of Albert I of Monaco
Alice of Champagne, Queen consort of Hugh I of Cyprus
Alice Maud Mary, Princess of the U.K.; Grand Duchess of Hesse and by Rhine; daughter of Queen Victoria
(Victoria) Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie of Battenberg, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark, mother of Britain's Prince Philip
Alice Mary Victoria Augusta Pauline of Albany, Princess of the U.K.; Countess of Athlone; granddaughter of Queen Victoria
Alice Christabel Montagu Douglas Scott, Princess of the U.K.; Duchess of Gloucester; wife of Prince Henry
Alice (Alicia Maria Carolina Ferdinanda Rachael Giovanna Filomena), Princess of Bourbon-Parma, Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Alice Perrers, mistress of King Edward III of England
Alice Babette Toklas, American memoirist; partner of author Gertrude Stein
Alice Sophia Eve, English actress
Alice Taglioni, French actress
Alice Glass, Canadian American 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 Jane Evans, British actress
Alice Ripley, American actress
Alice Burdeu, Australian fashion model
Alice Pleasance Liddell, English girl who inspired Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland"
Alice Allegra Englert, Australian actress
Alice Felgate, British actress
Alice of Jerusalem, Princess of Antioch
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 "Allie" Marriott, co-founder of Marriott International
Alice Waters, American chef
Alice Cecilia Linh Svensson, Swedish singer
Elizabeth Alice "Ali" MacGraw, American actress
Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier), American male rock musician
Alice Massey (b. 1977), daughter of actors Daniel Massey and Penelope Wilton
Alice Nina Deen (b. 1982), daughter of designer Nina Campbell
Alice Walker (b. 1991), daughter of singer Sara Dallin of Bananarama and dancer Bassey Walker
Alice Coltrane (b. 1998), daughter of actor Robbie Coltrane
Alice Zenobia Richmond (b. 2005), daughter of actress Tina Fey and Jeff Richmond
Alice Ann Cavanagh (b. 2006), daughter of actor Tom Cavanagh
Alice Rigney Oswalt (b. 2009), daughter of actor Patton Oswalt
Alice Grace Green (b. 2013), daughter of novelist John Green
Alice Harper Fiore Tigerman (b. 2013), daughter of actress Kathryn Fiore and Gabriel Tigerman
Alice Rose Wood (b. 2016), daughter of English rock musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, artist, author and radio personality Ronnie Wood

Pop Culture References for the name Alice

"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," novel by Lewis Carroll
Alice Kingsleigh, character in 2010 film "Alice in Wonderland," based on the novel
Alice Abernathy, main character in "Resident Evil" series
Alice Ayres, character in play/film "Closer"
Alice Baskerville, character in the manga/anime "Pandora Hearts"
Alice Hyatt, main character in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," 1974 film and TV series "Alice"
Alice "Lola" Ackerman, character in "Cam"
Alice Cullen, character in the Twilight Saga
Alice McKinley, main character in the Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Alice Kinnon, character in 1998 film "The Last Days of Disco"
"The Disappearance of Alice Creed," 2009 thriller film
Alice Longbottom, character in the "Harry Potter" series
Alice Stockhour, character in Lauren DeStefano's "The Internment Chronicles"
Alice, character in "Living Dead Girl" by Elizabeth Scott
Dame Alice, character in "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucer
Alice Donnelly, character in "Racing with the Moon"
Alice May Doyle, character on TV's "Frasier"
Alice Fairfax, character in "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte
Alice Holbrook, character in "The Truth About Love"
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 Quinn, character in "The Magicians" by Lev Grossman
Alice Woods, character in "Channel Zero"
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 2002 film "Killing Me Softly"
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 Hamilton, main character in 2009 miniseries "Alice"
Alice Jean Stamper Greer Elleston, character in Barbara Kingsolver's "The Bean Trees"
Alice May Waters, character in novel "Shooter" by Caroline Pignat
Alice Elizabeth Milthorpe, twin character in the "Prophecy of the Sisters" trilogy; twin of sister Amelia
Alice Cooper, mother to Polly and Betty Cooper in Archie Comics and TV's Riverdale
Alice, character in "Normal Lost Phone"
Alice, character in "The Ancient Magus's Bride"
"Go Ask Alice," 1971 novel written anonymously
Alice, a programming language
Alice in Chains, an American rock band
Alice Nine, Japanese rock band
Alice + Olivia, a fashion brand
"Alice," a song by Moby
"Alice Academy," anime series
Alice, character in video game Detroit Become Human


burg123 Says:


would totally use this as a middle name

oliviamcdonald Says:


I’m trying to like this name. It’s such a pretty and light name and has a nice spark. but I can’t get beyond Vicar of Dibley. So my first thought is a girl who’s dim and ditsy, either that or head in the clouds like Alice in Wonderland. (I think my problem is neither character is particularly smart, but pretty). I do hope people use the name more though because it really is lovely, and it would change those negative images if there were more Alice’s.

K23 Says:


Alice is actually both Old French and Germanic. "From the Old French name Aalis, a short form of Adelais, itself a short form of the Germanic name Adalheidis (see ADELAIDE)."
Anyway it's one of my favorite names.

Brenna Whitaker Says:


My daughter is Alice Whitaker too :) We've been singing Alice the Camel to her since she was born, I've never known anyone else who knows the song!

Alice Whittaker Says:


"Alice the camel" I mean lol

Alice Whittaker Says:


That's crazy I was born in '83 and was never teased for it ! Although I hated the song at school "Alice be camel" but I was never teased. Love my name !

Liz Kent Says:


Alice and Martha are such a sweet pair

Alice Says:


Same here! Born in 85

bordercollie Says:


I don't particularly like Alice, the image I get is either an old lady or a spoiled little girl, not much in between. It does have a lovely meaning and I don't discourage anyone from using it, but I've never liked it. Much prefer Alison.

Sarastarnamenerd Says:


Beautiful for all ages of life, except its hard for me to imagine a teenager named Alice. That just seems weird to me, although the name is beautiful and classy for all other ages!

Katarina Merissa Riggs-Curtrig Says:


My daughter Alice was born March first of this year :)

I've had the name chosen since I was very young (maybe for about 20 years now) because I love anything Alice in wonderland.

Namey7 Says:


Yeah, stop complaining. Anyway, no worrys. Alice is no longer popular.

Namey7 Says:


Pretty, I would imagine.

Namey7 Says:


Is it? Nice.

Namey7 Says:


I hope so.

Namey7 Says:


It is not popular. I know 2 people called Alice and I live in the largest village in England.

Namey7 Says:


Thank you. I completely agree

Namey7 Says:


You are horrible. Why? Alice is the best name ever!

Namey7 Says:


I have advice for crushing. If she has a boyfriend, talk to him about what she likes and give her a gift with a love note on it. Don't worry, if he is a decent person he will just give you the info and leave. If he isn't, explain to him that you you are just wondering. If she doesn't have a boyfriend, just go up to her and tell her you love her, with a box of chocolates or a bunch of roses. Don't be nervous, who knows she might love you to.
And yeah, I love the name Alice too.

Namey7 Says:


I disagree. I know a lovely girl named Alice. She is super noble. She is also spunky and unusual, but her name is still perfect.

Jack Says:


I've silently crushed on a girl named Alice for 3 years, but I loved the name before that too. I'm probably naming my kid/a character/a pet/a plant/something Alice.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Classic and beautiful

Sully9 Says:


Alice is such a sweet name. Seems like it slfits with any name

auntanne1122 Says:


I strongly Dislike this name. It makes me cringe!

ShaelynnSophia Says:


If I had a daughter right now this would be her name. It's a perfect mixture of class and strength.

Lola Says:


My middle name is Alice, as is my grandmother's. If I ever have a girl it will be her middle name. I feel like this is a name like Elizabeth or Margaret. Impossible to go out of style.

berry_chick Says:


I think it's a lovely name! It's a classic, and this might be because I don't know too many Alices, but I never found it boring.

thenamer007 Says:


Here they come to snuff the rooster aw yeah

Though to be honest I've never liked this name. I never liked the sound of it and it's just about as bland as Mary. But seeing as it's #5 on Nameberry and this is the only comment so far that's entirely negative...I won't stop anyone from using this name. Go ahead ;)

kitchi1 Says:


Do you have any idea how popular it is in Germany?

kitchi1 Says:


Nah, I think Alice is a name that could work for anyone. I know of sweet and polite Alices and spunky, rebellious Alices.

kitchi1 Says:


I was thinking the same thing.

Eliza500 Says:


This name is absolutely perfect.

priviledgedpistachios Says:


Not always the case.

priviledgedpistachios Says:


One of my friends' names is Alice. I really love it, but might be too popular.

fromtheocean12 Says:


I just love this name so much! It could work for a sweet little girl, but also a spunky and edgier girl as well (think Disney princesses gone wrong)! Love it <3

coruscations Says:


This is my name, and growing up in the 80's and 90's I was teased for it. It was terribly uncool, the name of the housekeeper in the Brady Bunch and was seen as a frumpy name. I hated it at the time. So I'm tickled to see it becoming so popular and fashionable!

rgp19 Says:


I am starting to really like Alice. The meaning is also a plus.

jsd079 Says:


I think this name is about to make big, speedy comeback. My guess it will make its way to the Top 20 in the next 5 years. Especially since it was the 2nd choice of name for the royal princess.

Sirena Clarke Says:


I had no idea this name was German! Beautiful!

PineWarrior Says:


Gah! I wish this name wasn't so popular-if I ever had a girl this would be my go to name but. . . it's so popular right now. (Then again, my name is Grace and my name is even more popular so. . . shouldn't really be complaining, right?)

headintheclouds Says:


LOVE. Alice is one of my favorite girls' names. It's lovely and timelessly classic, and has the feel of being regal and elegant + spunky and whimsical at the same time. Plus it also honors an important person in my life named Audrey with its meaning.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I wish this name weren't so popular in Australia, I love it!

ThistleThorn Says:


This is my favorite girls name, because it can work on someone really polite and proper, but, can also be sassier and spunky, like Alice in Chains

Leola Says:


I love this name ;) It is beautiful.

Leah3456 Says:


This name makes me picture a sweet, little girl.

Plutophelia Says:


alice cooper

ladybug99 Says:


Saying this name out loud literally makes you smile.

AnonymousPerson Says:


The problem with this name is that it always brings to mind a perfectly polite and sweet little girl, and wouldn't really work for somebody more spunky and unusual.

loopybex123 Says:


I have a daughter called Alice im upset its becoming popular as I like mre unusual names, but love it :D x