First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Origin and Meaning of Alban

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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


From Latin Albānus (“resident of Alba”) (a mountain region and an ancient city of Latium).

  1. A male given name from Latin.

Alban was also found in the following language(s): Albanian, French, Irish, Old Irish, Swedish, and Welsh

Notable Persons Named Alban

Notable Persons Named Alban

Dr. 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).

Alban Lafont

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.

Alban Hoxha

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.

Alban Meha

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.

Alban Ceray

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

Alban Pnishi

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.

  • Alban Gerhardt
  • Alban Maginness
    Lord Mayor of Belfast
  • DJ Loco
  • Alban Preaubert
  • Alban C. Stimers
  • Alban Stolz
  • Alban Erskine MacLellan
    Legislative Assembly of Alberta
  • Alban W. Purcell
  • Alban Faust

Notable Persons With the Last Name Alban

Notable Persons With the Last Name Alban

Dr. 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).

Saint Alban

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

Cardenas Alban

Dick Alban

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

Frank Alban

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).

Carlos Albán

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.


Common last names for Alban

  • Leblanc
  • Smith

Common first names for Alban

  • John
  • William
  • George
  • Charles
  • Margaret
  • Paul
  • James
  • Joseph
  • Catherine

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 11,278th 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 945 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 2012 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alban is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name in 2012.
  • Weird things about the name Alban: The name spelled backwards is Nabla. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Aalnb. 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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