Alma

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Female Female Name

Usage

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

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Origin and Meaning

1) Latin almus = 'nourishing', 'kind' [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

2) Short form of Germanic names beginning with Amal-, especially Amalia, see name element AMAL [1] [2] [3] [4] [6] [5] [8] [10]

3) Spanish alma = 'soul' [1]

Related Names

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Alma
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Almi
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Finish Swedish

See also Alla, Almar, Almina and Elma

Matronyms [What's That?]

Male

Almuson Faroe Islands
Ölmuson Iceland

Female

Almudóttir Faroe Islands
Ölmudóttir Iceland

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) [11]

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Trivia

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 (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[17]
11087 16509 11085 16505 2 4
Finland Finland[18]
n.a.
16112
n.a.
16112 0 0
Denmark Denmark[15]
5934
n.a.
5934
n.a.
0
n.a.
Norway Norway[14]
2890
n.a.
2890
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[19]
270 339
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[20]
35 62
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: 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: [17][15][14][18]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Alma (f) Sources: [21]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Alma (f)

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Alma (f) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Alma (f)


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 5.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  7. Kustaa Vilkuna: Etunimet (1990)
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  9. Elof Hellquist: Svensk etymologisk ordbok (1922)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Guðrún Kvaran: Nöfn Íslendinga (2011)
  11. Per Hedelin: Norstedts svenska uttalslexikon (1997)
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, census of 2011, http://www.stat.gl/
  13. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  17. 17.0 17.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  18. 18.0 18.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  19. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  20. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/
  21. details see Name Statistic tables