Alma Frierson in the US

  1. #21,545,610 Alma Friedel
  2. #21,545,611 Alma Friendt
  3. #21,545,612 Alma Friere
  4. #21,545,613 Alma Frieri
  5. #21,545,614 Alma Frierson
  6. #21,545,615 Alma Friesz
  7. #21,545,616 Alma Frigo
  8. #21,545,617 Alma Frisby
  9. #21,545,618 Alma Frishkorn
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Meaning & Origins

Relatively modern creation, of uncertain origin. It had a temporary vogue following the Battle of Alma (1854), which is named from the river in the Crimea by which it took place; similarly, Trafalgar had occasionally been used as a girl's name earlier in the 19th century. Nevertheless, the historical event seems only to have increased the popularity of an existing, if rare, name. Alma is also the feminine form of the Latin adjective almus ‘nourishing, kind’ (compare the term alma mater ‘fostering mother’, denoting an educational establishment). The name was borne by Alma Bennett (1889–1958), American vamp of the silent screen. In Tennessee Williams's play Summer and Smoke (1948), a bearer of the name explains that it is ‘Spanish for soul’, but this seems to be no more than coincidental.
449th in the U.S.
English: patronymic from Frier (see Freer 1).
5,921st in the U.S.

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