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Taken from the first letter of the Greek alphabet (ultimately of Semitic origin; compare Hebrew āleph ‘ox’). It seems to have been chosen as a given name in the 19th and 20th centuries as a symbol of primacy and excellence, and is used for both boys and girls.
3,518th in the U.S.

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Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
5,731
to be exact
Oklahoma
has the most people named Alpha per capita
1911
marked the height of its popularity
70%
30%
66%
55+
0.91%
30-54
1%
13-29
32%
0-12

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