Alba Origin and Meaning

The name Alba is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "white".

Alba is quietly making a behind-the-scenes comeback, perhaps thanks to actress turned baby-product mogul Jessica Alba. Last on the Top 1000 a century ago, the name was given to nearly 200 baby girls in the US last year. Alba might be tomorrow's successor to Ava and Ella. In Spain, Alba ranks among the Top 20 girls' names. Alba is the name of a character in The Time Traveler's Wife.

Alba is a popular patriotic girl name in Scotland, as the Scottish Gaelic term for the country is Alba.

# 954 in the US

Alba Rank in US Top 1000

# 419 on Nameberry

Alba Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Alba Popularity

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Famous People Named Alba

  • Alba Gaïa Kraghede BellugiFrench actress
  • Alba MilanaItalian distance runner
  • (Alba) Giselle Blondet (Gomez)Puerto Rican actress and TV host
  • Alba Joy Firebracedaughter of Nirrimi Hakanson (blogger, photographer)
  • Alba Violet Baledaughter of Welsh soccer player Gareth Bale
  • Jessica AlbaAmerican actress
  • Alba FloresSpanish actress

Alba in Pop Culture

  • Alba Gloriana Villanuevacharacter on TV's "Jane the Virgin"
  • Alba DeTambledaughter of Henry and Clare DeTamble in "The Time Traveler's Wife"
  • Alba Fernandezmain character on Netflix Original series "Las Chicas del Cable" ("Cable Girls")
  • Alba Maldonadocharacter on FOX sitcom "The Mick"
  • Alba is the Scottish Gaelic name for Scotlandpronounced Alabuh (the b is very short and can sometimes sound like a p)
  • Albathe scandalous main femme in a series by Delacorta
  • Alba also means "dawn" or "sunshine"
  • AlbaBritish electronics brand

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