Alma

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Female Female Name

Usage

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

Origin and Meaning

1) Latin almus = 'nourishing', 'kind' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

2) Short form of Germanic names beginning with Amal-, especially Amalia, see name element AMAL [1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [5] [8]

3) Spanish alma = 'soul' [1]

Related Names

Álbma
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Sami
Alma
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Almi
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Finish Swedish

See also Alla, Almar, Almina and Elma

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Alma
Genitive: Almas
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Alma
Accusative: Almu
Dative: Almu
Genitive: Almu
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Alma
Genitive: Alman
Partitive: Almaa
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Alma
Accusative: Ölmu
Dative: Ölmu
Genitive: Ölmu
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Alma
Genitive: Almas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Alma
Genitive: Almas

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

Further Information

Pronunciation

  • Swedish: ['alma]] or [‘alma] (key) [10]

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

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

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[11]
8751 13597 0 0
Denmark Denmark[12]
4238 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[13]
2047 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[14]
n.a. 15250 0 0
  #: 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

Name statistics for Alma(f) Sources: [11][12][13][14]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Alma(f) Sources: [15]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Alma(f)

Sources: [11] [12] [13] [14]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  9. Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  10. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  15. details see Name Statistic tables