Alice

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Gender: F Meaning of Alice: "noble" Origin of Alice: German Alice's Popularity in 2016: #76

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 decade Alice has jumped nearly 300 places in the ranking.

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 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 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

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 Hyatt, main character in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," 1974 film and TV series "Alice"
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 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