Origin: 'Latin Albinus, from albus "white". Gaelic Ailpein (Alpin/Alpine) probably related to it. Fairly common name amongst Christians in Roman times. Its use in medieval times is reflected by surnames such as Albin, Albinson, Aubin, etc., but it then disappeared until its partial revival in the mid-19th century. Alban is a variant, and there is a feminine form, Albina.'