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What does Albany mean?

Albany Pronunciation of Albany [al-bany] as a boys' name is a Latin name, and the meaning of the name Albany is "from Alba". Albany is an alternate form of Alban (Latin): from the Latin name Albanus.


Albany has 1 variant: Albano.

14 more alternative forms via Alban: Albain, Albie, Albin, Albinet, Albion, Albis, Alby, Albys, Alvan, Alvin, Alvy, Auban, Auben and Aubin.

Creative forms:
(male) Aubany, ..

(female) Albaan, Albadi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Albany Brayan (A.B.), ..

How popular is Albany?

Albany is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#38141 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Albany (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 are Albin, Albion, Alby, Alvan, Alvin (#602 in 2015) and Alvy. These forms of Albany were favored 95 years ago (adoption of 0.3%) and are now significantly less conventional, with forms like Alvin becoming less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Albin, Albion, Alby, Alvan, Alvin, Alvy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Albin, Alvin outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aaran, Abbey, Abby, Abey, Abran, Aciano, Aedan, Ahsan, Aidan, Aidano, Ailean, Alain, Alan, Aland, Alann, Alano, Alanso, Alanzo, Alba, Albaro, Alben, Albern, Albyn, Aldan, Aldon, Alen, Alfa, Alfons, Alfonz, Alga, Alhart, Aliard, Alin, Allain, Allan, Allard, Alley, Allin, Allyn, Aloin, Alpin, Alpine, Altaer, Alun, Alva, Alvar, Alvaro, Alven, Alvyn, Alwine, Alwyn, Alyn, Aman, Amani, Amby, Antony, Arand, Arian, Arjay, Arkady, Arlan, Arland, Arnan, Aslan, Athan, Aubary, Aubery (see Aubrey), Aubrey, Aubry, Aubury, Aydan, Chany, Cluny, Dabny and Hany. These names tend to be more commonly used than Albany.