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What does Alban mean?

Alban Pronunciation of Alban as a boys' 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". It may also 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 which a cathedral town (which is also a pilgrimage destination) is named. The name is also possibly derived from Albion, a poetic name for Britain.


ASSOCIATED WITH roman, empire (king), white, rock


VARIANTS Al, Albain, Albano, Albany, Albie, Albin, Albinet, Albion, Albis, Alby, Albys, Alvan, Alvin, Alvy, Auban, Auben, Aubin


(male) Abban, ..

(female) Alas, ..

Alban Kace (A.K.), ..

How popular is Alban?

Alban is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#14530 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Al, Albie, Albin, Albion, Alby, Alvan, Alvin (#654 A YEAR AGO) and Alvy are the prominent related forms of Alban (NOT RANKED) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Alban reached its peak 98 years ago (AVERAGE #1313) and has become much lower since, with versions like Alvin becoming less fashionable. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alvin, Alvy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alban is pronounced similarly to Alben and Albyn. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aaran, Abad, Abba, Abbas, Abran, Adan, Adnan, Aedan, Ahsan, Aidan, Ailean, Aitan, Akbar, Alain, Alan, Aland, Alann, Alano, Alba, Albaro, Albern, Aldan, Alden, Aldin, Aldon, Alen, Alexan, Alfa, Alga, Algar, Alia, Alin, Allain, Allan, Allen, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Aloin, Alpin, Alta, Alten, Altman, Alton, Aluin, Alun, Alva, Alvah, Alvar, Alven, Alvyn, Alwyn, Alyn, Aman, Annan, Aran, Arlan, Arman, Arnan, Aslan, Athan, Aydan, Ayman, Boban, Eban, Elan, Elian, Elkan, Ilan, Laban, Roban, Sloan and Urban. These names tend to be more frequently used than Alban.