[ 2 syll. a-li-ce, al-ice ] The baby boy name Alice is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is AEL-ihS in English, ae-LIYS in French, or aa-LIY-CHeh in Italian †. Alice is used chiefly in the English language and its origin is Germanic. The name's meaning is of a noble kind. A two-element name, it is derived from the elements 'adal' meaning noble, honorable ; 'heit' kind, sort, type. Alix (Medieval French) is an older form of Alice. The masculine use of the name is known from the singer Alice Cooper (1948-), who adopted it from his shock rock band, also named Alice Cooper, in which he was the lead vocalist. See Alice for more information.
Alice is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1906, 0.014% of baby boys were given the name Alice. It ranked at #504 then. The baby name has since markedly declined in popularity, and is today of infrequent use. Within all boy names in its group, Alice was nonetheless the most widely used in 2018. Alice has in the past century been mostly given to girls. In 1937, the name Alice was given to 170 times as many girls than boys.
† Pronunciation for Alice: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)"
A famous person named Alice is Singer Alice Cooper, born Vincent Damon Furnier, February 4, 1948, Detroit, Michigan.