According to them, the Albanian name is a "variant of Arban, with regular r-l change".
Also Gascon and Languedocian: --- Source: Institut d'Estudis Occitans
Saint Alban makes it worthwhile.
Also Polish:
This name is used for the Albanians. The name Alban is very common in Albania. The Italian singer Albano, as he has confirmed, is because of his father who used to be in Albania, as a soldier during the war.
The name Alban has been in use in France for centuries, but it became very popular in the late 70's. It reached its peak in 2007, when it was given to 649 baby boys.
St Alban was a Roman, therefore the name being Roman isn't that farfetched. I have a friend who now lives abroad who's just had a son, and she's really pushing for the kid's middle name to be Alban. It's a bit of a dorkish sounding name in my opinion, but since the name was inspired by the city (St Albans) and we both originally come from there, I think it's quite sweet.
This sounds like the name of a Viking.
Albanian = Alban
from Latin alba = white
taken from Arabic al-ba = milk (white)
Alban = milkman, shepherd
so it's of an Arabic origin.
Alban is also a male Albanian name. Alban was a tribe of Albanians (Albanians were called Arbër at the time). There were many tribes of Arbërs. Apparently foreigners came into contact with this tribe, before the other tribes, giving the name Albanian to all Albanians. Of course Albanians do not call themselves in their mother tounge this name. Albanians in the Albanian language call themselves Shqipëtar (pronounced Shchipetar) like the whole world calls Germans German, yet they refer to themselves as Deutschen. So Alban is also an Albanian name, meaning Albanian, which comes from the Albanian tribe Alban, in their honor.
Alban is Welsh for "Scotland", but not actually used as a first name here.
"Albano" is the Italian variant of "Alban".
The singer Albano Carrisi from the duet "Al Bano and Romina Power". Albano Carrisi and Romina Power have sung together for almost 30 years. Some of their hits are: "Liberta", "Felicita", "Ci Sara", "Magic Oh Magic", "Cara Terra Mia", "Nostalgia Canaglia".
A famous bearer of the name was the German 20th-century composer Alban Berg. Amongst his works is the opera "Lulu".

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