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Girl Name: Alta

Name: Alta
Pronunciation: \a-lta, al-ta\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Alta's also a boy name)
Meaning: high, elevated
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Alda, Aleta, Alita
Variant forms: Allta, Altha
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 619


Alta \a-lta, al-ta\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Alta), is pronounced ALL-tah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Alta is "high, elevated". Short form of Altagracia, a reference to the "high grace" of Mary, the mother of Jesus.

Alta has 2 variant forms: Allta and Altha.

Baby names that sound like Alta are Alda, Aleta and Alita.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Alta.


Alta is a very popular first name for women (#619 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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