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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Albion

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Al"bi*on
An ancient name of England, still retained in poetry.

Etymology: Prob. from the same root as Gael. alp a height or hill. “It may have been bestowed on the land lying behind the white cliffs visible from the coast of Gaul. Albany, the old name of Scotland, means probably the “hilly land.” I. Taylor.

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  1. Archaic name for England or Great Britain; used poetically
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Ancient Gallo-Latin name for Britain, Albiōn (Middle Welsh Albbu, Old Irish Albu), is from Proto-Celtic *Albiū, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós (“white”), whence also Latin albus (“white”) and Ancient Greek ἀλφός (alphós, “whiteness, white leprosy”). The primary meaning of Common Celtic word is "upper world" (as opposed to underworld), with semasiological development similar to e.g. Russian свет (svet, “world; light”).

It is often hypothesised that the Romans took it as connected with albus (“white”), in reference to the White cliffs of Dover.

  1. (now poetic) England (or sometimes the British Isles).
  2. Any of several small towns in the United States.
  3. West Bromwich Albion Football Club, a football team from West Bromwich

Albion was also found in the following language(s): Polish and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Albion

Albion Winegar Tourgée was a jurist and politician. Albion was born on May 2nd, 1838. He passed away on May 21st, 1905.

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Albion Avdijaj is a soccer player for the FC Vaduz, FC Red Star Zürich, Grasshopper Club Zürich, FC Zürich, VfL Wolfsburg, Switzerland national under-17 football team, Switzerland national under-18 football team, and Switzerland national under-19 football team. Albion was born on January 12th, 1994 in Zürich.

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Albion Parris Howe is a military person. His military service ended in 1882.

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Albion Woodbury Small was an office holder. Albion was born on May 11th, 1854 in Buckfield, Maine. He died on February 12th, 1926.

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Albion Keith Parris was a Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maine and Judge of theUnited States District Court for the District of Maine. Albion was born on January 19th, 1788 in Hebron, Maine. He left this life on February 11th, 1857.

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Albion was born on October 10th, 1871 in Bristol, United Kingdom. He breathed his last breath on February 25th, 1950.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Albion

Mark was born on April 3rd, 1951. Mark is also known as dr. Mark.

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Robert Greenhalgh Albion was a scientist in the field of maritime studies. Robert was born on August 15th, 1896 in Malden, Massachusetts. He died on August 9th, 1983.

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Chick Albion is a soccer player for the Fall River Rovers and Fall River United. Chick was born in 1890 in Fall River, Massachusetts.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 6 0 6
1881 7 0 7
1882 7 0 7
1884 7 0 7
1885 5 0 5
1892 6 0 6
1893 6 0 6
1895 5 0 5
1905 5 0 5
1906 6 0 6
1909 5 0 5
1912 8 0 8
1913 15 0 15
1914 14 0 14
1915 12 0 12
1916 17 0 17
1917 19 0 19
1918 16 0 16
1919 12 0 12
1920 16 0 16
1921 26 0 26
1922 14 0 14
1923 12 0 12
1924 10 0 10
1925 18 0 18
1926 14 0 14
1927 9 0 9
1928 9 0 9
1929 12 0 12
1930 11 0 11
1931 9 0 9
1932 11 0 11
1933 9 0 9
1934 8 0 8
1935 6 0 6
1937 5 0 5
1939 6 0 6
1940 6 0 6
1943 6 0 6
1944 5 0 5
1945 7 0 7
1946 7 0 7
1947 6 0 6
1951 10 0 10
1952 6 0 6
1953 5 0 5
1954 6 0 6
1956 7 0 7
1966 7 0 7
1967 5 0 5
1969 5 0 5
1971 5 0 5
1973 6 0 6
1976 5 0 5
1986 5 0 5
1997 5 0 5
1999 6 0 6
2000 5 0 5
2001 5 0 5
2002 9 0 9
2003 5 0 5
2004 8 0 8
2005 9 0 9
2006 10 0 10
2007 9 0 9
2008 11 0 11
2009 11 0 11
2010 13 0 13
2011 14 0 14
2012 9 0 9
2013 11 0 11
2014 8 0 8
2015 8 0 8
2016 8 0 8
2017 5 0 5

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Popularity of Albion as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Albion U.S.
  White 98.37% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Albion

People with the last name Albion are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Albion

  • How Popular is the name Albion? Albion is the 13,684th most popular name of all time. As a last name Albion was the 136,449th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Albion have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 661 babies born with the first name Albion in the United States. That's more than enough people named Albion to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Albion? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Albion first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Albion is Wednesday, November 4th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Albion born? The highest recorded use of the first name Albion was in 1921 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Albion Factoid: According to the 1917 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Albion is not a popular baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1917.
  • Weird things about the name Albion: Your name in reverse order is Noibla. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ianolb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Albion? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 123 people with the last name Albion.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Albion? Albion is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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