Alba - girls name

Alba name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 97%

Alba name meaning:

The name Alba, traditionally considered a feminine name in several cultures, has seen usage as a boy's name as well, though less commonly. Its roots can be traced back to Latin, where "Alba" means "white", symbolizing purity, brightness, and innocence. In ancient Rome, "Alba" was also associated with the dawn, reflecting a sense of new beginnings and hope.

In geographic contexts, Alba is the ancient Latin name for Scotland, and in modern Italian and Spanish, it translates to "dawn". This connection imbues the name with a sense of strength, heritage, and natural beauty when used for boys. The versatility and rich cultural significance of the name make it a unique choice for a boy, offering a blend of traditional roots and a modern, gender-neutral appeal.

Origin: Italian

A place name.

Related names

Alba , Albhda

Other girls names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 145 out of 5581

352 recorded births last year

Change in rank

  • 10yrs

  • 5yrs

  • 1yr


    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (93)

Historical popularity of Alba

The graph below shows the popularity of the girls's name Alba from all the UK baby name statistics available. It's a quick easy way to see the trend for Alba in 2024