Given Name ALPIN

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Scottish

Meaning & History

Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Ailpein, possibly derived from a Pictish word meaning "white". This was the name of two kings of Dál Riata and two kings of the Picts in the 8th and 9th centuries.
VARIANT: Ailpein

Categories

anglicizations, colors, kings, uncertain etymology, white
Entry updated July 28, 2009