Alpha - Meaning of Alpha

What does Alpha mean?

[ 2 syll. al-(p)ha, alp-ha ] The baby girl name Alpha is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is more popular. It is pronounced AELFaa- †. Alpha's language of origin is Old Greek and it is predominantly used in English. The name Alpha means 'excellent; most important; first-born child'. It is derived from alpha ; aleph which means 'ox'. See Alpha for more information.

Forms of Alpha include the English Alfa, the name Alfah, the name Alfia, the name Alphah, the name Alphia, the name Aphia, and the name Aphra.

The contracted forms Al and Alph are other variants of the name.

See also the related form, the Greek Omega.

See also the related categories, english, greek, and excellent (noble).

Alpha is a rare baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1904, 0.033% of baby girls were named Alpha. It had a ranking of #333 then. The baby name has steeply slipped in popularity since then, and is of only irregular use now. Out of all girl names in its family, Alpha was nevertheless the most popular in 2018. In the last century Alpha has mainly been a baby girl name. There were 5 times more baby girls than boys who were named Alpha in 1913.

Baby names that sound like Alpha include Ailbe, Ailbhe, Alba, Alby, Alfi, Alfie, Allfie, Alva, Alvee, Alvey, Alvie, Alvy, Alvye, Oliff, Oliffe, Olive, Ulphee, Ulphey, Ulphi, and Ulphy.

† Pronunciation for Alpha: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"



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