The name Alabama is a girl's name of Choctaw origin meaning "vegetation gatherers". Alabama and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
Alabama is a hot southern place-name, picking up from Georgia and Savannah. This is not a geographical name come lately, though--there have been girls named Alabama dating back well over a century.
Hip couple Drea de Matteo and Shooter Jennings named their daughter Alabama Gypsy Rose, and rocker Travis Barker has an Alabama Louella.