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PronouncedPron.AL-ba ItalianSpanish
AL-bə Catalan

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.
VariantElba Spanish
Other Languages & CulturesAlba 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