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Alban meaning and name origin
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.
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Popularity of Alban
Alban is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15941 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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