Alban

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Alban

"Alban" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "From Alba". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Al"ban
A white crystalline resinous substance extracted from gutta-percha by the action of alcohol or ether.

Etymology: L. albus white

Wiktionary

Borrowing from French albane (in the form alban, respelt after the German Alban), from the Latin albus (“white”) + the French -ane (“-an”).

  1. (chemistry, now rare) A white crystalline resinous substance extracted from gutta-percha by the action of alcohol or ether.

alban was also found in the following language(s): Finnish and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Alban

Dr. Alban is a eurodance, hip hop music, reggae fusion, house music, and dancehall musician. He has been prominent since 1980. Dr. was given the name Alban Nwapa on August 26th, 1957 in Imo (state).

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Alban Lafont is a soccer player for the Toulouse FC and France national under-17 football team. Alban was born on January 23rd, 1999 in Ouagadougou.

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Alban Hoxha is a soccer player for the FK Partizani Tirana, KF Turbina Cërrik, FK Dinamo Tirana, KF Apolonia Fier, FC Vushtrria, KS Kastrioti, Besa Kavajë, Albania national under-19 football team, and Albania national football team. Alban was born on November 23rd, 1987 in Cërrik.

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Alban Meha is a soccer player for the Konyaspor, Stuttgarter Kickers, Stuttgarter Kickers II, VfL Kirchheim/Teck, SSV Reutlingen 05, SV Eintracht Trier 05, SC Paderborn 07, and Albania national football team. Alban was born on April 25th, 1986 in Mitrovica, Kosovo.

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Alban Ceray is an actor. Alban was born on January 30th, 1945 in Monaco.

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Alban Pnishi is a soccer player for the Grasshopper Club Zürich, FC Wohlen, and Kosovo national football team. Alban was born on October 20th, 1990 in Switzerland.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Alban

Dr. Alban is a eurodance, hip hop music, reggae fusion, house music, and dancehall musician. He has been prominent since 1980. Dr. was given the name Alban Nwapa on August 26th, 1957 in Imo (state).

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Saint Alban was a saint. He holds the title Martyr. Saint was born in Verulamium. He breathed his last breath in 209.

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Dick Alban is an american football player. Dick was born on January 17th, 1929 in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

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Frank Alban is a Western Australian Legislative. Frank was given the name Francesco Angelo Alban on November 14th, 1949 in Ostiglia, Italy. Frank is also known as Alban and Francesco Angelo (full name).

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Carlos Albán was a scientific inventor, medical surgeon, politician, philosopher, journalist, lawyer, science, surgeon, scientificinventor, and andlawyer. Carlos was born on March 9th, 1844 in Popayán. He died on January 20th, 1902.

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How popular is the baby name Alban in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 5 0 5
1913 6 0 6
1914 13 0 13
1915 19 0 19
1916 12 0 12
1917 6 0 6
1918 12 0 12
1919 11 0 11
1920 10 0 10
1921 17 0 17
1922 16 0 16
1923 17 0 17
1924 19 0 19
1925 12 0 12
1926 17 0 17
1927 9 0 9
1928 10 0 10
1929 8 0 8
1930 13 0 13
1931 11 0 11
1932 6 0 6
1933 7 0 7
1934 6 0 6
1935 5 0 5
1936 11 0 11
1939 12 0 12
1940 7 0 7
1941 6 0 6
1943 8 0 8
1944 5 0 5
1946 7 0 7
1947 5 0 5
1948 6 0 6
1949 9 0 9
1950 5 0 5
1951 6 0 6
1952 9 0 9
1953 8 0 8
1954 9 0 9
1955 5 0 5
1956 6 0 6
1959 6 0 6
1960 8 0 8
1962 8 0 8
1963 5 0 5
1964 7 0 7
1965 8 0 8
1966 5 0 5
1967 6 0 6
1968 6 0 6
1969 6 0 6
1970 5 0 5
1971 5 0 5
1972 7 0 7
1975 7 0 7
1981 7 0 7
1983 6 0 6
1985 7 0 7
1986 8 0 8
1987 12 0 12
1988 9 0 9
1989 9 0 9
1990 19 0 19
1991 12 0 12
1992 16 0 16
1993 14 0 14
1994 10 0 10
1995 16 0 16
1996 15 0 15
1997 10 0 10
1998 16 0 16
1999 22 0 22
2000 13 0 13
2001 16 0 16
2002 12 0 12
2003 12 0 12
2004 24 0 24
2005 13 0 13
2006 10 0 10
2007 21 0 21
2008 14 0 14
2010 10 0 10
2011 12 0 12
2012 25 0 25
2013 10 0 10
2014 8 0 8
2015 18 0 18
2016 9 0 9
2017 8 0 8

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Popularity of Alban as a last name

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Common last names for Alban

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Common first names for Alban

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alban U.S.
  White 54.72% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.43% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.47% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 36.95% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alban

People with the last name Alban are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Alban

  • How Popular is the name Alban? Alban is the 11,098th most popular name of all time. As a last name Alban was the 13,893rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Alban have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 923 babies born with the first name Alban in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alban to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alban? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Alban first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alban is Monday, September 10th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Alban born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alban was in 2012 with a total of 25 babies.
  • Random Alban Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alban is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Alban: Your name in reverse order is Nabla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lnbaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alban? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,173 people with the last name Alban.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alban? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Alban as their last name since less than 1 person in 135k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.