Alma

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Female Female Name

Usage

Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Iceland Icelandic
Faroe Islands Faroese
Finland Finnish

Origin and Meaning

1) Latin almus = 'nourishing, kind' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

2) Short form of Germanic names starting with Amal-, especially Amalia, see name element AMAL [1] [2] [3] [4] [6]

3) Spanish alma = 'soul' [1]

Related Names

     
Álbma Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Sami
Alma Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Danish Faroese Finnish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Almi Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Finnish Swedish

See also Alla, Almar, Almina and Elma

Name Days

Finland Finland

28 May

Norway Norway

8 September

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

28 May

Sweden Sweden

8 September

Grammar

Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Alma
Accusative: Almu
Dative: Almu
Genitive: Almu
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Alma
Accusative: Ölmu
Dative: Ölmu
Genitive: Ölmu

Further Information

Pronunciation

Swedish: ['alma]] or [‘alma] (key) [8]

Earliest Documented Usage

Sweden: 1724 [1] [6]

Strongest Period of Usage

Sweden: 1885-1909 and 2000-? [6]

Namesakes

Alma Söderhjelm (10 May 1870 – 16 March 1949), Swedish-speaking Finnish historian and the first female professor in Finland

Statistics

Name count per country
CountryCommonnessFemale ♀ Male ♂Trend
Statimg f legend.pngStatimg m legend.pngas main name#also aux. name&as main name#also aux. name&
Sweden Sweden[9] Statimg f5.pngStatimg m0.png 7263 11654 0 0 Statimg trend 2.png
Denmark Denmark[10] Statimg f4.pngStatimg m0.png 3186 n.a. 0 n.a Statimg trend 2.png
Norway Norway[11] Statimg f4.pngStatimg m0.png 950 1555 0 0 Statimg trend 2.png
Finland Finland[12] Statimg f5.pngStatimg m1.png n.a. 14478 n.a 1 Statimg trend 0.png
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent statistics trend[9][10][11][12]:Name statistics for Alma(f)


Norwegian historic statistics trend[11]:

Norwegian historic statistics for Alma(f)


Sources: [9] [10] [11] [12]

References

  1. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  4. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  5. Evan Bogan: Navnebogen (2005)
  6. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  8. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  9. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  12. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi