Gender: Male Meaning of Alban: "white, or, man from Alba" Origin of Alban: Latin

The name Alban is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "white, or, man from Alba". Alban and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Pure and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

An ancient and highly unusual name; St. Alban -- sometimes also called Albinus or Aubin -- was an early martyr in Roman Britain. Using an alternate spelling, Alben Barkley was the 35th U.S. Vice-President, serving under Harry Truman. And Albin is popular in modern Sweden. But only the form Alban has the alternate meaning "from Alba".

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Famous People Named Alban

Pop Culture References for the name Alban

Albie, Al, Albion, Albain, Albern, Alben, Alby

Alban's International Variations

Aubin (French) Albins (Latvian) Albin, Binek, Albinek (Czech) Alva, Albino (Spanish) Albek (Polish) Albino (Portuguese)


lea_looking4names Says:


My husband, who is French, is named Alban and I adore it. If only we could agree on another French name I liked so much for our upcoming kid. It's pronounced "Al-bahn", with the "n" more or less left out of the party except for the vaguest hint. Beautiful, round, calming and gentle name.

alban Says:


alban is albanian name

Essa Says:


I love this name. And it's a great way to use the super cute nickname Albie without having to use Albert!

niteowl13 Says:


It sounds incomplete. When I hear Alban, I expect to hear nee after it. Albany.