Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈal.baːn/(German) /al.bɑ̃/(French) /ˈæl.bən/(English) /ˈɔl.bən/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

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. Another 4th-century martyr by this name was Saint Alban of Mainz.

As an English name, Alban was occasionally used in the Middle Ages and was revived in the 18th century, though it is now uncommon.

Related Names

Feminine FormsAlbane(French) Albana(Albanian)
Other Languages & CulturesAlbanus(Ancient Roman) Albano(Italian) Albano(Portuguese) Albano(Spanish)
User SubmissionsAlbán, Alban


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Name Days

Austria: June 21
France: June 22
Germany: June 21
Poland: June 22


Entry updated December 7, 2022