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Meaning & History

Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element alf meaning "elf".
Other Languages & CulturesAlba Catalan Elva Danish Aafje Dutch Elfa, Elva Icelandic Alba Italian Alva Norwegian Alba, Elba Spanish Alva Swedish
Same SpellingAlba (1), Alba (2)
User SubmissionAlbà

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 65

Categories

mythology, short forms
Entry updated December 3, 2014   Contribute