Revision history

Date    Editor    Change Summary
1/22/2019, 10:01:03 AM Mike C update #101
1/10/2017, 9:56:03 AM Mike C update #94
8/26/2016, 12:51:44 PM Mike C update #92
12/3/2014, 12:28:19 AM Mike C update #89
3/21/2014, 10:33:08 PM Mike C update #88
2/12/2007, 1:03:40 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. AL-mə(English)

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".