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Gender: Female Meaning of Alta: "elevated" Origin of Alta: Latin

The name Alta is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "elevated". Alta and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven Hell Purgatory -- GIRLS".

From the experts:

ALTA, one of the newer names bookended by the letter 'a', has a meaning that might raise a child's self-esteem. It was the middle name of First Lady Lady Bird Johnson.

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Famous People Named Alta

Alta Gerrey, British-American feminist poet
Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson, First Lady of the U.S. as wife of President Lyndon Johnson

Pop Culture References for the name Alta

Alta, a town and municipality in Finnmark county, Norway
Alta Dena, dairy company
Altadena, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, California

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arr! Says:


Awh, this one is undiscovered gem! It could make a comeback, now that the short and sweet vintage names are trendy. ^^

rie Says:


Alta was 153rd in popularity in the 1890s, it's a really underused vintage name. I think it'd appeal to people who like the names Elsie, Alma, Rosa, etc.

faithnamer Says:


Would be an unfortunate name if she was unusually tall, but it is pretty!