Given Name ALBA (1)

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: AL-ba (Italian, Spanish), AL-bə (Catalan)  [details]

Meaning & History

This name is derived from two distinct names, ALBA (2) and ALBA (3), with distinct origins, Latin and Germanic. Over time these names have become confused with one another. To further complicate the matter, alba means "dawn" in Italian, Spanish and Catalan. This may be the main inspiration behind its use in Italy and Spain.
VARIANT: Elba (Spanish)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Alba (Ancient Germanic), Alba (Ancient Roman), Elva (Danish), Aafje (Dutch), Elfa, Elva (Icelandic), Alva (Norwegian), Alva (Swedish)


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Entry updated August 16, 2017