Other Origin(s):Roman
Meaning:From Alba
Alban is a masculine name of Latin origin related to the Latin name Albanus. Meaning "from Alba," Alban is tied to the ancient Roman city Alba, derived from the Latin albus meaning "white" or "fair." Alban also has roots in Proto-Celtic languages from the prefix alb- taken from albiyu, meaning "upper world" or "high mountain." This word was used to refer to snow-capped mountains, particularly those in Scotland—a place known historically as Alba, meaning "white." Similarly, this geographically significant moniker could be a derivation of Albion, a poetic name for ancient England. Associated with many historical places, Alban is a striking choice for parents who are particularly drawn to obscure place names.
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