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Boy Name: Alban

Name: Alban
Pronunciation: \a-lban, al-ban\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: from Alba
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Albyn, Alben
Variant forms: Al, Albain, Alban, Albano, Albany, Albie, Albin, Albinet, Albion, Albis, Alby, Albys, Alvan, Alvin, Alvy, Auban, Auben, Aubin
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 15941

Description

Alban \a-lban, al-ban\ as a boy's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Alban is "from Alba". From the Latin name Albanus, which may be an ethnic name from a city in the Roman Empire called Alba "white", or it may represent a Latin form of a British name derived from the Celtic word "alp" for "rock, crag". The first Christian martyr on British soil was Saint Alban (third century), after a cathedral town (which is also a pilgrimage destination) is named. The name is also possibly derived from Albion, a poetic name for Britain.

Alban has 18 variant forms: Al, Albain, Alban, Albano, Albany, Albie, Albin, Albinet, Albion, Albis, Alby, Albys, Alvan, Alvin, Alvy, Auban, Auben and Aubin.

Baby names that sound like Alban are Albyn and Alben.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Alban.

Popularity

Alban is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#15941 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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