Of Germanic origin.
From the Old French name Aalis, associated with the name Adelaide.
It was popularized since Lewis Carroll’s novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, written in 1865.
Other forms of the name are: Alyce, Alison, Allie, Alicia, Alysha, Alisa, Adelita, Alida, Kalisha, Heide, Talisha, Adel, Alíz, Ada, Alise.
Alice is a popular name in Sweden, Belgium, Italy, Portugal, France, England and Wales.
Famous bearers are Alice Walker, Alice Visconti, Alice Braga, Alice Krige, Alice Waters, Alice Munro, Alice Sebold, Alice Eve.
Alice Braga is a Brazilian actress who became widely known after appearing in the highly acclaimed film “City of God” (Cidade de Deus), directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund.
She later starred in several Hollywood films: “I Am Legend”, “Predators”, “Elysium”, etc.