ALBA (1)
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: AHL-bah (Italian, Spanish), AHL-bə (Catalan)   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANT: Elba (Spanish)
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England and Wales  ranked #378 
Catalonia  ranked #12 
Galicia  ranked #8 
Spain  ranked #11