Alta

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See also: alta, Alta., älta, altă, and Alt-A

English[edit]

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Alta

  1. Abbreviation of Alberta, a province of Canada.

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alta

  1. A female given name possibly from Latin alta (high), fairly common in nineteenth century U.S.A.
    • 1870 Mary Mapes Dodge: St. Nicholas:A Monthly Magazine for Boys and Girls: page 725 (Little Menan Light):
      "I'm thinkin', Marthy Ann, that as Altie's " ( she had been named Alta, for her mother ) - "close onto twelve year old, ye might be spared ter go off home- - -
  2. (rare) A male given name.

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References[edit]

  • [1] U.S. Social Security Administration, accessed on December 15th, 2010: The first name Alta was included in the top 1000 female names in 1880-1956, and in the top 1000 male names in 1889, 1891, and 1895.

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Alta

  1. A municipality in Finnmark, Norway