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Also an ancient Greek name, Alma (f), Almos (m), son of Sisyfos. In Greek "alma" means jump.
-- Damis  3/3/2005
Alma is a Spanish name meaning Soul.
-- Alma Arredondo  11/2/2005
You can find the name Alma in the bible (the old testament}. It is a word in Hebrew that means "a young women". In Israel it used to be a rare name for older people. Lately it became fashionable again, but it is still quite unique.
-- billert  12/12/2005
Alma means "apple" in Hungarian.
-- mtiina  1/5/2007
Alma also means "apple" in Kazakh.
-- NinaCorleone  3/24/2007
In addition to its Latin "soul" meaning, Alma appears both in the Dead Sea Scrolls and in the Book of Mormon as a man's name.
-- ltbugaf  12/25/2007
Alma is also the word for "soul" in Portuguese. It's not very common here in Brazil.
-- BeaG  7/12/2010
Also means 'good/all good' in Celtic and Irish, 'loving' in Swedish and 'little girl' in Hebrew.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2010
The name of the river derives from the Crimean Tatar word for 'apple'.
-- AnastasiaE  8/27/2012
In Hebrew, the name "Alma" can mean two things, depending on the slightly different spelling:
1. World (it's actually an Aramaic word. Hebrew would be "olam");
2. Young lady, a maiden.
-- 33cows  5/19/2013
Alma is also a feminine name in Hebrew.
It means a maiden, a young lady.
The name is uncommon but not rare.
Like many other modern Hebrew names (when Hebrew became a spoken language again), it is most likely not older than a hundred years. [noted -ed]
-- erezliv  12/1/2015

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