Alberta - Meaning of Alberta
[ 3 syll. al-ber-ta, alb-e-rta ] The baby girl name Alberta is pronounced in English as aeLBAHRTah or in Italian and Polish as aaLBEHRTaa †. Alberta has its origins in the Germanic language. It is used largely in English, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Polish. The meaning of Alberta is 'nobly famous'. It is a two-element name derived from adal and berht which are of the meanings 'noble, honorable' and 'bright, famous' respectively. The Canadian province Alberta was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939), Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's daughter, after she married the Marquess of Lorne, governor-general of Canada (1878-1883). Alberta is the feminine form of the Irish, Dutch, English, French, German, Polish, Russian, and Slavic Albert.
The name Alberta is used to a great extent; it has 36 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Alberteen, Albertha, Albertina (also used in German, Italian, and Portuguese), Albertinah, Albertine (also used in French and Latvian), Albertyne, Albirta, Albrette, Alburta, Albyrta, Alhertina, Alhertine, Alli, Allie, Alverta (also used in Greek), Auberta, Auberte, Berta (also used in Czech, Polish, and Spanish), Berti, Bertina (also used in German), Berty, Elberta, Elbertina, Elbertine, Elbi, Elbie, and Elby. Other English variants include the contracted form Al, and the familiar forms Alie (also used in Dutch) and Bertie.
See also the related form, the name Albreanna.
Alberta is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1911 with 0.181% of baby girls being named Alberta. It was #114 in rank then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is used only on a very light scale today. Among all girl names in its family, Alberta was nevertheless the most commonly used in 2012.
Baby names that sound like Alberta include Aelfreda, Aelfrida, Albertha, Albirta, Albreda, Alburta, Albyrta, Alfreada, Alfreda, Alfredda, Alfreeda, Alfrida, Alfrieda, Alfryda, Alverta, Alborada, Alfarata, Alfredia, Alfreida, and Alpharetta.
† Pronunciation for Alberta: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"