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What does Albion mean?

Albion Pronunciation of Albion [al-bion] as a boys' name is pronounced AL-bee-on. It is of Latin and Celtic origin, and the meaning of Albion is "white; rock, crag". Albion is an ancient poetic name for Britain. May derive from the Latin "albus" referring to the whiteness of cliffs seen from the sea, or from the Celtic "alp". Used in England until the 1930s. See also Alban.

Associated with: white, rock, ancient (old), sea.


14 different relations via Alban: Albain, Albano, Albany, Albie, Albin, Albinet, Albis, Alby, Albys, Alvan, Alvin, Auban, Auben and Aubin.

Creative forms:
(male) Abbion, Asbion, ..

(female) Albioni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Albion Reece (A.R.), ..

How popular is Albion?

Albion is an uncommon first name for males but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#134037 out of 150436, Top 89%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Albion entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top rank of #993 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Albion listed in the Top 2000 are Albin, Alby, Alvan and Alvin (#602 in 2015). These relations of Albion were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1920-1929 (usage of 0.3%) and have become significantly less common since, with forms like Albin becoming less stylish.

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

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

Similar Names

Albion is alike in pronunciation to Alben and Albyn. Other suggested similar names are Adrion, Alain, Albern, Albinson, Aldin, Aldon, Aleron, Alfio, Alfons, Alfonz, Alin, Alison, Allin, Allison, Allon, Allson, Allton, Aloin, Alon, Alphons, Alphonz, Alpin, Alpine, Alsdon (see Alston), Alston, Alton, Aluin, Alven, Alvyn, Alwin, Arion and Fabion. These names tend to be more frequently used than Albion.

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