Pronunciation: \a-lta, al-ta\
Gender / Sex: girl (Alta's also a boy name)
Meaning: high, elevated
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)