The name Alice is of English origin and means "Of A Noble Kin." The origin is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word--the language in which it most appears.
Common nicknames of the name Alice include Ali and Al. Famous Alices include at least two princesses: Princess Alice of Monaco and Princess Alice of the United Kingdom. Authors include Alice Hoffman, Alice Sebold, and Alice Walker. Alice Coooper is a male heavy metal rock musician. Actress Ali MacGraw’s real name is Elizabeth Alice. Alice Roosevelt was President Theodore Roosevelt’s wife and Alice B. Toklas was Gertrude Stein’s partner and compatriot. The most famous fictional character named Alice, and likely responsible for its popularity in the 19th and 20th centuries, is Alice from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Other characters named Alice include Alice from the cartoon Dilbert, Alice Hyatt from the 70s television show Alice (based on the movie), and Alice Kramden from the Honeymooners. Alice Cullen is a character in the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer and Alice Longbottom is Neville’s mother in the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.
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