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What does Alba mean?

Alba Pronunciation of Alba [al-ba] as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' name Alba) is pronounced AL-bah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Alba is "white". Popular in Spain. See Albinia.

Associated with: white.


Alba has 8 variants: Albane, Albia, Albina, Albine, Albinia, Albinka, Alby and Alva.

1 more alternative form via Albinia: Alvina.

Creative forms:
(female) Aiba, Ailba, ..

(male) Albas, Als, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alba Paisleigh (A.P.), ..

How popular is Alba?

Alba is a very popular first name for women (#979 out of 4276, Top 23%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#3324 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Alba reached its peak position of #879 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is currently at #1452. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alba name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alba outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Alba (#1452 a year ago) are Albina, Alva and Alvina. These relations of Alba were favored in the 1890s (usage of 0.07%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 0.01%, 91.4%), with versions like Alva becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alba, Albina, Alva, Alvina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alva outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alba is pronounced similarly to Elba and Ellba. Other recommended names are Aalya, Abba, Abi, Adiba, Afra, Afua, Ailbe, Al, Ala, Alaia, Alala, Alana, Alda, Aldea, Alea, Aleea, Aleka, Alena, Alexa, Alfa, Alfi, Alfy (see Alfreda), Alia, Aliah, Alica, Alida, Alis, Alita, Aliz, Aliza, Alla, Allda, Alma, Almah, Aloha, Aloma, Alpha, Alta, Alufa, Aluma, Alvah, Alvy, Alya, Alysa, Alyx, Alyza, Amia, Amma, Anja, Anna, Ara, Arza, Asa, Asma, Assa, Asta, Asya, Aura, Avia, Ayla, Ayva, Azha, Azra, Azuba, Beba, Eba, Ebba, Hiba, Kiba, Liba, Roba, Zeba and Zuba. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alba.

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