Alice Name Meaning

Lastest Updated June 7, 2024
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Fact: Alice is famously associated with Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass,” which have left a profound impact on popular culture and literature.

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A Deep Dive

Alice Overview

Meaning

Noble

Gender

Girl

Origin

German

Etymology

Come from the Old Germanic name ‘Adalheidis’ and the French name ‘Adelais.’

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈælɪs/

Popularity

Highly popular in English-speaking countries during the late 19th until now, in the US and the UK, Sweden, France, and Italy.

Ranked 64th most popular name in USA in 2022.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

5 letters

Numerology

3 (Expressive, Social, Artistic)

Name Styles

Cute, Classic, Vintage, Fictional

Associated Traits

Curious, elegant, expressive

Name Day

March 23rd
A Deep Dive

Alice Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Alicia, Alisa, Alyssa, Alise

Common Nicknames

Ali, Lissy, Allie

Diminutives

Aly, Lice

Famous People

  • Alice Walker
    (Author)
  • Alice Munro
    (Author)
  • Alice Paul
    (Activist)
  • Alice Cooper
    (Musician)
  • Alice Neel
    (Painter)
  • Alice Roosevelt Longworth
    (Socialite)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • "Alice in Wonderland"
    (Book, multiple adaptations)
  • Alice Cullen
    ("Twilight" Series, Books and Films)
  • Alice Morgan
    ("Luther," TV Series)
  • Alice
    (Resident Evil Series, Films)
  • "Still Alice"
    (Film)
  • Alice Hyatt
    ("Alice," TV Series)

Places

  • Alice City
    (Texas, USA)
  • Alice Springs
    (Northern Territory, Australia)
  • Alice Lake
    (British Columbia, Canada)
  • Alice Holt Forest
    (Surrey, UK)
  • Alice River
    (Queensland, Australia)

What Is the Meaning of Alice?

The meaning of the name Alice is “noble.” This reflects a sense of aristocracy and grace.

What Is the Origin of The Name Alice?

The origin of the name Alice is derived from German and French influences. It is believed to come from the Old Germanic name ‘Adalheidis’ and the French name ‘Adelais.’ Over time, Alice has become known for its gentle and sweet sound, as well as its innocent charm.

Alice Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Alice in the U.S. over the Years

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Annual Statistics Breakdown for Alice

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202365
(-1 from 2022)
3336
(-171 from 2022)
0.19072
202264
(+1 from 2021)
3507
(-2 from 2021)
0.19559
202165
(+11 from 2020)
3509
(+219 from 2020)
0.19586
202076
(-3 from 2019)
3290
(-259 from 2019)
0.18612
201973
(-2 from 2018)
3549
(-111 from 2018)
0.19342
201871
(-1 from 2017)
3660
(-165 from 2017)
0.19681
201770
(+6 from 2016)
3825
(+134 from 2016)
0.20247
201676
(+11 from 2015)
3691
(+268 from 2015)
0.19066
201587
(+11 from 2014)
3423
(+368 from 2014)
0.17546
201498
(+9 from 2013)
3055
(+116 from 2013)
0.15616
2013107
(+20 from 2012)
2939
(+436 from 2012)
0.15246
2012127
(+15 from 2011)
2503
(+308 from 2011)
0.12906
2011142
(+30 from 2010)
2195
(+415 from 2010)
0.11328
2010172
(+85 from 2009)
1780
(+505 from 2009)
0.09078
2009257
(+71 from 2008)
1275
(+250 from 2008)
0.06296
2008328
(+19 from 2007)
1025
(+74 from 2007)
0.04921
2007347
(+35 from 2006)
951
(+104 from 2006)
0.04493
2006382
(+31 from 2005)
847
(+91 from 2005)
0.04052
2005413
(-10 from 2004)
756
No change from 2004
0.03725
2004403
(+28 from 2003)
756
(+56 from 2003)
0.03747
2003431
(+13 from 2002)
700
(+43 from 2002)
0.03489
2002444
(-4 from 2001)
657
(+24 from 2001)
0.03327
2001440
(-18 from 2000)
633
(-36 from 2000)
0.03195
2000422
(+1 from 1999)
669
(+17 from 1999)
0.03352
1999423
(+16 from 1998)
652
(+56 from 1998)
0.03349
1998439
(+2 from 1997)
596
(+18 from 1997)
0.03075
1997441
(-11 from 1996)
578
(-15 from 1996)
0.03027
1996430
(+12 from 1995)
593
(+12 from 1995)
0.03093
1995442
(-21 from 1994)
581
(-15 from 1994)
0.03024
1994421
(-48 from 1993)
596
(-88 from 1993)
0.03057
1993373
(-2 from 1992)
684
(-4 from 1992)
0.03469
1992371
(-16 from 1991)
688
(-36 from 1991)
0.03432
1991355
(-10 from 1990)
724
(-49 from 1990)
0.03561
1990345
(-2 from 1989)
773
(+31 from 1989)
0.03763
1989343
(-41 from 1988)
742
(-78 from 1988)
0.03725
1988302
(+12 from 1987)
820
(+49 from 1987)
0.04264
1987314
(+25 from 1986)
771
(+59 from 1986)
0.04114
1986339
(+13 from 1985)
712
(+43 from 1985)
0.03858
1985352
(-15 from 1984)
669
(-18 from 1984)
0.03623
1984337
(-8 from 1983)
687
(-11 from 1983)
0.03810
1983329
(-5 from 1982)
698
(-50 from 1982)
0.03900
1982324
(-8 from 1981)
748
(+1 from 1981)
0.04123
1981316
(+12 from 1980)
747
(+9 from 1980)
0.04177
1980328
(-21 from 1979)
738
(-42 from 1979)
0.04145
1979307
(-15 from 1978)
780
(-11 from 1978)
0.04526
1978292
(-14 from 1977)
791
(-67 from 1977)
0.04812
1977278
(-32 from 1976)
858
(-98 from 1976)
0.05216
1976246
(-15 from 1975)
956
(-99 from 1975)
0.06082
1975231
(-15 from 1974)
1055
(-127 from 1974)
0.06759
1974216
(-2 from 1973)
1182
(-5 from 1973)
0.07547
1973214
(+17 from 1972)
1187
(-11 from 1972)
0.07638
1972231
(-34 from 1971)
1198
(-309 from 1971)
0.07429
1971197
(+3 from 1970)
1507
(-114 from 1970)
0.08599
1970200
(-15 from 1969)
1621
(-93 from 1969)
0.08849
1969185
(+2 from 1968)
1714
(-17 from 1968)
0.09724
1968187
(-19 from 1967)
1731
(-196 from 1967)
0.10125
1967168
(-11 from 1966)
1927
(-294 from 1966)
0.11224
1966157
(-12 from 1965)
2221
(-342 from 1965)
0.12650
1965145
(-4 from 1964)
2563
(-279 from 1964)
0.14025
1964141
(-3 from 1963)
2842
(-225 from 1963)
0.14520
1963138
(-5 from 1962)
3067
(-183 from 1962)
0.15427
1962133
(-7 from 1961)
3250
(-336 from 1961)
0.16034
1961126
(-7 from 1960)
3586
(-463 from 1960)
0.17264
1960119
(-7 from 1959)
4049
(-113 from 1959)
0.19469
1959112
(+3 from 1958)
4162
(+37 from 1958)
0.20023
1958115
(-9 from 1957)
4125
(-306 from 1957)
0.19969
1957106
(-8 from 1956)
4431
(-250 from 1956)
0.21119
195698
(-11 from 1955)
4681
(-398 from 1955)
0.22728
195587
(-6 from 1954)
5079
(-190 from 1954)
0.25333
195481
(-8 from 1953)
5269
(-472 from 1953)
0.26466
195373
(-4 from 1952)
5741
(-168 from 1952)
0.29754
195269
(-7 from 1951)
5909
(-405 from 1951)
0.31067
195162
(-5 from 1950)
6314
(-49 from 1950)
0.34180
195057
(-4 from 1949)
6363
(-297 from 1949)
0.36184
194953
(-4 from 1948)
6660
(-321 from 1948)
0.37938
194849
(-2 from 1947)
6981
(-867 from 1947)
0.40059
194747
(-3 from 1946)
7848
(+484 from 1946)
0.43171
194644
(-3 from 1945)
7364
(+1005 from 1945)
0.45657
194541
(-3 from 1944)
6359
(-743 from 1944)
0.47240
194438
No change from 1943
7102
(-546 from 1943)
0.51971
194338
(+1 from 1942)
7648
(+266 from 1942)
0.53281
194239
(-5 from 1941)
7382
(-63 from 1941)
0.53090
194134
(-2 from 1940)
7445
(-158 from 1940)
0.59752
194032
(-1 from 1939)
7603
(+237 from 1939)
0.64359
193931
(-2 from 1938)
7366
(-123 from 1938)
0.64952
193829
(-1 from 1937)
7489
(+369 from 1937)
0.65609
193728
(-1 from 1936)
7120
(-81 from 1936)
0.64619
193627
(-2 from 1935)
7201
(-242 from 1935)
0.66827
193525
No change from 1934
7443
(-341 from 1934)
0.68487
193425
(-3 from 1933)
7784
(+87 from 1933)
0.71918
193322
(-1 from 1932)
7697
(-839 from 1932)
0.73582
193221
No change from 1931
8536
(-281 from 1931)
0.77158
193121
(-1 from 1930)
8817
(-698 from 1930)
0.79885
193020
(+1 from 1929)
9515
(+35 from 1929)
0.81572
192921
(-2 from 1928)
9480
(-659 from 1928)
0.81897
192819
(-2 from 1927)
10139
(-540 from 1927)
0.84807
192717
No change from 1926
10679
(-277 from 1926)
0.86369
192617
(-2 from 1925)
10956
(-620 from 1925)
0.89061
192515
No change from 1924
11576
(+39 from 1924)
0.91649
192415
No change from 1923
11537
(+206 from 1923)
0.89043
192315
No change from 1922
11331
(+54 from 1922)
0.90470
192215
No change from 1921
11277
(-678 from 1921)
0.90391
192115
No change from 1920
11955
(+359 from 1920)
0.93419
192015
(-2 from 1919)
11596
(+455 from 1919)
0.93213
191913
No change from 1918
11141
(-449 from 1918)
0.94846
191813
No change from 1917
11590
(+600 from 1917)
0.96394
191713
No change from 1916
10990
(+271 from 1916)
0.97803
191613
No change from 1915
10719
(+194 from 1915)
0.98727
191513
(-1 from 1914)
10525
(+2327 from 1914)
1.02797
191412
(-1 from 1913)
8198
(+1264 from 1913)
1.02909
191311
No change from 1912
6934
(+649 from 1912)
1.05876
191211
No change from 1911
6285
(+1472 from 1911)
1.07122
191111
(-1 from 1910)
4813
(+142 from 1910)
1.08937
191010
No change from 1909
4671
(+501 from 1909)
1.11340
190910
(-1 from 1908)
4170
(-100 from 1908)
1.13286
19089
No change from 1907
4270
(+163 from 1907)
1.20441
19079
(-1 from 1906)
4107
(-85 from 1906)
1.21713
19068
(+2 from 1905)
4192
(+582 from 1905)
1.33744
190510
(+3 from 1904)
3610
(+479 from 1904)
1.16503
190413
(-1 from 1903)
3131
(+135 from 1903)
1.07067
190312
(-2 from 1902)
2996
(-139 from 1902)
1.07694
190210
(+2 from 1901)
3135
(+573 from 1901)
1.11832
190112
(+2 from 1900)
2562
(-497 from 1900)
1.00775
190014
(-2 from 1899)
3059
(+536 from 1899)
0.96274
189912
(-1 from 1898)
2523
(-323 from 1898)
1.01944
189811
(+5 from 1897)
2846
(+415 from 1897)
1.03813
189716
(-4 from 1896)
2431
(-220 from 1896)
0.97916
189612
(+5 from 1895)
2651
(+194 from 1895)
1.05201
189517
No change from 1894
2457
(+43 from 1894)
0.99431
189417
(-4 from 1893)
2414
(-20 from 1893)
1.02300
189313
(+1 from 1892)
2434
(+61 from 1892)
1.08066
189214
(+2 from 1891)
2373
(+358 from 1891)
1.05507
189116
(-2 from 1890)
2015
(-256 from 1890)
1.02510
189014
(-2 from 1889)
2271
(+126 from 1889)
1.12614
188912
(+1 from 1888)
2145
(-57 from 1888)
1.13361
188813
(+1 from 1887)
2202
(+383 from 1887)
1.16234
188714
(-3 from 1886)
1819
(+8 from 1886)
1.17035
188611
No change from 1885
1811
(+130 from 1885)
1.17801
188511
No change from 1884
1681
(-51 from 1884)
1.18424
188411
No change from 1883
1732
(+244 from 1883)
1.25886
188311
(-3 from 1882)
1488
(-54 from 1882)
1.23938
18828
(+2 from 1881)
1542
(+234 from 1881)
1.33283
188110
(-2 from 1880)
1308
(-106 from 1880)
1.32315
18808
First SSA data recorded
1414
First SSA data recorded
1.44870

American States Popularity Rankings for Alice

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

New York (NY)

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Pennsylvania (PA)

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California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#792021#752022#782023

Texas (TX)

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Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#962021#732022#682023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#912021#932022#1102023

Massachusetts (MA)

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North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#902021#762022#862023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#892021#632022#612023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#652021#642022#652023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#812021#792022#942023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#962021#822022#842023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#702021#832022#972023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#752021#1282022#752023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#662021#712022#742023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1062021#892022#952023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#492021#432022#462023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#702021#972022#832023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#892021#762022#742023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#692021#932022#782023

Kentucky (KY)

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Mississippi (MS)

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South Carolina (SC)

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Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#592021#922022#932023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#652021#492022#642023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#822021#952022#702023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#922021#1002022#962023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#1962021#862022#942023

Washington (WA)

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Kansas (KS)

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Connecticut (CT)

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Colorado (CO)

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Arizona (AZ)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Oregon (OR)

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North Dakota (ND)

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New Mexico (NM)

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Utah (UT)

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Maine (ME)

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Rhode Island (RI)

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District of Columbia (DC)

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South Dakota (SD)

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Montana (MT)

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Hawaii (HI)

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Idaho (ID)

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New Hampshire (NH)

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Vermont (VT)

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Delaware (DE)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Alaska (AK)

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Nevada (NV)

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Popularity Rankings for Alice in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Sweden

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Popularity in Medieval England

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Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#32020#32021#62022

Popularity in France

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Popularity in Italy

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Popularity in Portugal

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Popularity in Belgium

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Popularity in Other American Territories

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Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

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Popularity in Switzerland

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Popularity in Brazil

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Popularity in England and Wales

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Popularity in Ireland

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Popularity in Canada

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Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#452021#562022#562023

Popularity in Chile

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Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#472021#652022#682023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

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Popularity in Scotland

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Popularity in Austria

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Popularity in Puerto Rico

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Popularity in Norway

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Popularity in Iceland

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Popularity in Germany

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Popularity in Poland

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Popularity in Mexico

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Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Alice a Name for Boys or Girls?

Alice is primarily a girl’s name, known for its classic appeal and simplicity. Though typically used for girls, it can also serve as a middle name or surname for boys.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Alice

Alice in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Alice Walker (Author, born 1944): A celebrated American author and social activist best known for her novel "The Color Purple," which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
  • Alice Munro (Author, born 1931): A Canadian short story writer who is recognized as one of the modern masters of the art, winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013.
  • Alice Paul (Activist, 1885–1977): An American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist who was a crucial leader in the campaign for the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
  • Alice Cooper (Musician, born 1948): A pioneering American rock singer and songwriter known for his theatrical and shock rock performances.
  • Alice Neel (Painter, 1900–1984): An American visual artist known for her portraits depicting a full range of humanity in both urban and rural settings.
  • Alice Roosevelt Longworth (Socialite, 1884–1980): The eldest daughter of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, known for her sharp wit and public presence as a leading figure in Washington society.
  • "Alice in Wonderland" (1865 Book, multiple adaptations): Lewis Carroll's iconic novel follows Alice, a young girl who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantastical world full of peculiar creatures and surreal adventures. It has been adapted into numerous films, shows, and games.
  • Alice Cullen ("Twilight" Series, 2005-2008 Books and Films): A vampire with the ability to see the future, Alice Cullen is a key member of the Cullen family, known for her cheerful nature and deep loyalty to her family in the "Twilight" series by Stephenie Meyer.
  • Alice Morgan ("Luther," 2010-2019 TV Series): Played by Ruth Wilson, Alice Morgan is a brilliant but psychopathic scientist who forms an intense and complicated relationship with Detective John Luther in this British psychological crime drama.
  • Alice (Resident Evil Series, 2002-2016 Films): Portrayed by Milla Jovovich, Alice is the protagonist in the "Resident Evil" film series, battling the Umbrella Corporation and a world ravaged by a zombie apocalypse.
  • "Still Alice" (2014 Film): Julianne Moore plays Alice Howland, a linguistics professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Moore's portrayal earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.
  • Alice Hyatt ("Alice," 1976-1985 TV Series): A sitcom about Alice Hyatt, a widow who moves to Phoenix with her son, working as a waitress at Mel's Diner while aspiring to restart her singing career.
  • Alice City (Texas, USA): A city in Jim Wells County, known for its oil industry and Tejano music roots.
  • Alice Springs (Northern Territory, Australia): A remote town in the heart of Australia, known for its desert landscape and cultural significance to the Indigenous people.
  • Alice Lake (British Columbia, Canada): A popular recreational lake in Squamish, known for its camping, hiking, and swimming opportunities.
  • Alice Holt Forest (Surrey, UK): A royal forest offering walking trails, cycling paths, and family-friendly activities.
  • Alice River (Queensland, Australia): A suburb of Townsville known for its rural residential community and river views.
  • Alice Beach (Saskatchewan, Canada): A small resort village on the shores of Last Mountain Lake, known for its recreational opportunities.
  • Alice Park (Bath, UK): A public park in Bath, known for its play areas, gardens, and community events.
  • Alice B. Toklas Memorial (San Francisco, USA): A memorial garden dedicated to Alice B. Toklas in the city of San Francisco.
  • Alice Glacier (Antarctica): A glacier in Victoria Land, Antarctica, known for its icy expanse and research interest.
  • Alice Lake (Minnesota, USA): A serene lake known for its fishing and outdoor recreational activities.

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