Alma

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Usually explained as Latin alma (nourishing, kind). It has also been used as a short form of Germanic compound names beginning with the element Amal-, as in Amelia.

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. A female given name from Latin, popular in the 19th century.
  2. (Mormonism) One of two prophets, the Elder and the Younger, and a book in the Book of Mormon.
  3. Places in the United States:
    1. An unincorporated community in Clarke County, Alabama.
    2. A city in Crawford County, Arkansas.
    3. A ghost town in Santa Clara County, California.
    4. A statutory town in Park County, Colorado.
    5. A city, the county seat of Bacon County, Georgia.
    6. A village in Marion County, Illinois.
    7. A ghost town in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana.
    8. A small city, the county seat of Wabaunsee County, Kansas.
    9. A city in Gratiot County, Michigan.
    10. A small city in Lafayette County, Missouri.
    11. A small city, the county seat of Harlan County, Nebraska.
    12. An unincorporated community in Catron County, New Mexico.
    13. A town in Allegany County, New York.
    14. An unincorporated community in Ross County, Ohio.
    15. An unincorporated community in Stephens County, Oklahoma.
    16. An unincorporated community in Lane County, Oregon.
    17. A town in Ellis County, Texas.
    18. An unincorporated community in Page County, Virginia.
    19. A small city, the county seat of Buffalo County, Wisconsin.
    20. A town in Buffalo County, Wisconsin.
    21. A town in Jackson County, Wisconsin.
  4. Places in Canada:
    1. A village in Albert County, New Brunswick.
    2. An unincorporated rural community in Pictou County, Nova Scotia.
    3. An unincorporated rural community in Wellington County, Ontario.
    4. A settlement in Prince Edward Island.
    5. A town in Quebec.
  5. Former name of Boudouaou, Algeria.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. (space science) Non-standard capitalisation of ALMA (Acronym of Atacama Large Millimeter Array.)

Anagrams[edit]

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Alma

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑl.maː/
  • Hyphenation: Al‧ma

Proper noun[edit]

Alma n

  1. A neighbourhood of Winterswijk, Gelderland, Netherlands.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Alma

Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Alma

Usage notes[edit]

Matronymics

  • son of Alma: Almuson
  • daughter of Alma: Almudóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Alma
Accusative Almu
Dative Almu
Genitive Almu

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin alma, but see also English Alma.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑlmɑ/, [ˈɑ̝lmɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ɑlmɑ
  • Syllabification(key): Al‧ma

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Alma
    • 1984, Veronica Pimenoff, Loistava Helena, Tammi, →ISBN, page 44:
      —On tämä vähän hassua kun ei niistä tiedä mitään.
      —Nimet sentään. Jos jonkun nimi on Alma niin sen täytyy olla lihava.
      —It is a bit funny when you don't know anything of them.
      —Well, the name. If someone's Alma she's got to be fat.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Alma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Alma Almat
genitive Alman Almojen
partitive Almaa Almoja
illative Almaan Almoihin
singular plural
nominative Alma Almat
accusative nom. Alma Almat
gen. Alman
genitive Alman Almojen
Almainrare
partitive Almaa Almoja
inessive Almassa Almoissa
elative Almasta Almoista
illative Almaan Almoihin
adessive Almalla Almoilla
ablative Almalta Almoilta
allative Almalle Almoille
essive Almana Almoina
translative Almaksi Almoiksi
abessive Almatta Almoitta
instructive Almoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Alma (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Almani Almani
accusative nom. Almani Almani
gen. Almani
genitive Almani Almojeni
Almainirare
partitive Almaani Almojani
inessive Almassani Almoissani
elative Almastani Almoistani
illative Almaani Almoihini
adessive Almallani Almoillani
ablative Almaltani Almoiltani
allative Almalleni Almoilleni
essive Almanani Almoinani
translative Almakseni Almoikseni
abessive Almattani Almoittani
instructive
comitative Almoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Almasi Almasi
accusative nom. Almasi Almasi
gen. Almasi
genitive Almasi Almojesi
Almaisirare
partitive Almaasi Almojasi
inessive Almassasi Almoissasi
elative Almastasi Almoistasi
illative Almaasi Almoihisi
adessive Almallasi Almoillasi
ablative Almaltasi Almoiltasi
allative Almallesi Almoillesi
essive Almanasi Almoinasi
translative Almaksesi Almoiksesi
abessive Almattasi Almoittasi
instructive
comitative Almoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Almamme Almamme
accusative nom. Almamme Almamme
gen. Almamme
genitive Almamme Almojemme
Almaimmerare
partitive Almaamme Almojamme
inessive Almassamme Almoissamme
elative Almastamme Almoistamme
illative Almaamme Almoihimme
adessive Almallamme Almoillamme
ablative Almaltamme Almoiltamme
allative Almallemme Almoillemme
essive Almanamme Almoinamme
translative Almaksemme Almoiksemme
abessive Almattamme Almoittamme
instructive
comitative Almoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Almanne Almanne
accusative nom. Almanne Almanne
gen. Almanne
genitive Almanne Almojenne
Almainnerare
partitive Almaanne Almojanne
inessive Almassanne Almoissanne
elative Almastanne Almoistanne
illative Almaanne Almoihinne
adessive Almallanne Almoillanne
ablative Almaltanne Almoiltanne
allative Almallenne Almoillenne
essive Almananne Almoinanne
translative Almaksenne Almoiksenne
abessive Almattanne Almoittanne
instructive
comitative Almoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Almansa Almansa
accusative nom. Almansa Almansa
gen. Almansa
genitive Almansa Almojensa
Almainsarare
partitive Almaansa Almojaan
Almojansa
inessive Almassaan
Almassansa
Almoissaan
Almoissansa
elative Almastaan
Almastansa
Almoistaan
Almoistansa
illative Almaansa Almoihinsa
adessive Almallaan
Almallansa
Almoillaan
Almoillansa
ablative Almaltaan
Almaltansa
Almoiltaan
Almoiltansa
allative Almalleen
Almallensa
Almoilleen
Almoillensa
essive Almanaan
Almanansa
Almoinaan
Almoinansa
translative Almakseen
Almaksensa
Almoikseen
Almoiksensa
abessive Almattaan
Almattansa
Almoittaan
Almoittansa
instructive
comitative Almoineen
Almoinensa

Derived terms[edit]

Statistics[edit]

  • Alma is the 205th most common female given name in Finland, belonging to 2,951 female individuals (and as a middle name to 1,600 more), according to February 2023 data from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency of Finland.

Anagrams[edit]

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Alma f (proper noun, genitive Alma)

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Alma

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians during 1825 - 1850 . From Latin alma, and a contraction of Amālija.

Proper noun[edit]

Alma f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Alma

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, →ISBN
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Alma was the only given name of 904 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Lithuanian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma f

  1. a female given name

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Alma

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hungarian Almás, from almás (apple tree grove), from alma (apple).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma f

  1. A commune of Sibiu, Romania
  2. A village in Alma, Sibiu, Romania

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Alma

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈalma/ [ˈal.ma]
  • Rhymes: -alma
  • Syllabification: Al‧ma

Proper noun[edit]

Alma f

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Alma

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma c (genitive Almas)

  1. a female given name, equivalent to English Alma

Anagrams[edit]

Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Alma.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: Al‧ma
  • IPA(key): /ˈʔalma/, [ˈʔal.mɐ]

Proper noun[edit]

Alma (Baybayin spelling ᜀᜎ᜔ᜋ)

  1. a female given name from English