Means "daybreak, morning" in Albanian, from afër
"nearby, close" and ditë
ALBANmGerman, French, Albanian, English (Rare)
From the Roman cognomen Albanus
which meant "from Alba". Alba (from Latin albus
"white") was the name of various places within the Roman Empire, including the city Alba Longa. This name was borne by Saint Alban, the first British martyr (4th century). According to tradition, he sheltered a fugitive priest in his house. When his house was searched, he disguised himself as the priest, was arrested in his stead, and was beheaded. As an English name, Alban
was occasionally used in the Middle Ages and was revived in the 18th century, though it is now uncommon.
From the archaic Albanian word behar
From the name of the Dardani, an Illyrian tribe who lived on the Balkan Peninsula. Their name may derive from an Illyrian word meaning "pear". They were unrelated to the ancient people who were also called the Dardans who lived near Troy.
From the name of the flowering plant called the gentian, the roots of which are used to create a tonic. It is derived from the name of the Illyrian king GENTIUS
, who supposedly discovered its medicinal properties.
Possibly means "to beget" in Illyrian. This was the name of a 2nd-century BC Illyrian king who went to war with Rome.
Means "the day is born" in Albanian, from lind
"to give birth" and ditë
Means "flower of life" in Albanian, from lule
"flower" and jetë
Derived from Albanian përparim
meaning "progress, advancement".
Derived from Albanian pranverë
meaning "spring", itself from pranë
"nearby, close" and verë
Either from Albanian shqipe
meaning "eagle" or shqip
meaning "Albanian" (words which may be interrelated).
Possibly derived from an Illyrian word or title meaning "queen". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Illyrian queen.