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What Does Alice mean? As this eMedTV Web page explains, Alice means "Truth and Noble." This page also highlights other information related to the name Alice.

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Meanings and Variations

Alice is from Greek meaning Truth.
Alice is from Old German meaning Noble.
Alternates for Alice include: Adelice, Allis, Alecia, Aleece, Ali, Alica, Alicea, Alicia, Alika, Alikee, Allison, Allie, and Ally
See Also: Adelaide, Ailish, and Ailís
Some forms of Alice are: Adelais, Adalheidis, and Aalis
Alice is associated with these categories: British Royalty, and Old Fashioned
Famous people named Alice
Alice Bunker Stockham, Activist: Alice Stockham was the fifth woman to become a doctor in the United States. She was an OBGYN from Chicago. She was an activist who focused on gender equality, dress reform, birth control, and sexual fulfillment in marriage. She was very concerned with the economic plight of divorced women with children. Alice Stockham coined the term Karezza (from the Italian word "caress") and authored a book by this name in 1896. It advocates non-religious spiritual sexual practices that draw upon techniques of body control and encourage these methods as a form of birth control. She was an advocate of the "Oneida method."
Alice Stokes Paul, Activist: Alice Paul was an American suffragist who helped lead a successful campaign for women's suffrage that resulted in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. She was the Chairwoman of the National American Woman Suffrage Association Congressional Committee in Washington, D.C. She is a founding member of the National Woman's Party.
Alice Hoffman, Author: Alice Hoffman is an American novelist known for Fortune's Daughter, Practical Magic, The Ice Queen, and several other adult novels. She is also an author of young adult novels including Aquamarine, Indigo, and Green Angel. Several of her books have been turned into motion pictures.
Alice Walker, Author: Alice Malsenior Walker is an American author, poet, and activist. Her most notable work is the acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. The Color Purple was turned into a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Oprah Winfrey. Alice has several other notable works including Kindred Spirits, The Temple of My Familiar, and Possessing the Secret of Joy.
Alice Hamilton, Science: Alice Hamilton was the first woman appointed to the faculty of Harvard University and was a leading expert in the field of occupational health. She was a pioneer in the field of toxicology, studying occupational illnesses and the dangerous effects of industrial metals and chemical compounds on the human body. She pioneered occupational epidemiology and industrial hygiene in the United States.
Alice Pleasance Liddell, Literature: Alice Liddell (Hargreaves) is the inspiration to the children's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

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