ALMA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: AL-mÉ™ (English)   [key]
Meaning & History
This name became popular after the Battle of Alma (1854), which took place near the River Alma in Crimea and ended in a victory for Britain and France. However, the name was in rare use before the battle; it was probably inspired by Latin almus "nourishing". It also coincides with the Spanish word meaning "the soul".
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