Where is Alter from?

My guess is...


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flag of Italy



flag of Spain


I'm 82% certain Alter is male.

According to a dataset of 413, the average Alter is around 54 years old.

Origins of the name Alter

Origins Yiddish

Gender Masculine

Traits include: classic, mature, formal, upper class, urban, refined, strange, simple, serious, nerdy

From Yiddish אַלט (alt) meaning "old". This name was traditionally given to a sickly newborn by Jewish parents in order to confuse the Angel of Death, in the hopes that he would go looking for somebody younger or somebody else.

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How do we know this about Alter

(and is it secret spies?)

We use a combination of data from the internet, and our own Machine Learning models to make these predictions.
In a gist, we use a Machine Learning model trained on a diverse global dataset of 100m+ names, and use it to predict different traits for a person based on first name!
NameGuessr guesses a person's nationality, age, and gender based on their name. We also try to give insightful info around the name's origin, name meaning, and name pronounciation.