Of Germanic origin.
From the Old French name Aalis, associated with the name Adelaide.
Because of the association with the name Adelaide and it’s meaning, Alice emits the notion of nobility.
It was popularized since Lewis Carroll’s novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, written in 1865.
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.