Alba Name Meaning & Origin

Alba

Pronunciation: AHL-bə (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Alba: | Edit

I must confess I named my daughter Alba because my husband and I both loved "The Time Traveler's Wife" also because it's a really cute name for a little girl and not common.

PRONOUNCED: AHL-bah (Italian, Spanish), AHL-bə (Catalan)

Personal experiences with the name Alba: | Edit

We named our daughter this. Only afterwards I realized it was the same name used in the "Time Travelers Wife" movie/book. We fell in love with this name after we heard the meaning of it.

Nicknames for Alba: | Edit

Ali, Al, Albie, the name itself can be a nickname for Alberta

Meanings and history of the name Alba: | Edit

Alba is the gaelic name for ancient Scotland. Alba in Latin means "bright, white", but was also a place name in Roman Italy, for example Alba in Piemonte which is probably the most famous one (for it's truffles and wine), or Alba Fucens (now only a historical site) in Abruzzo.
Alba in Italian means "dawn".
Alba means "white pearl"

This name is derived from two distinct names, with distinct origins, Latin and Germanic. Over time these names have become confused with one another. To further complicate the matter, alba means "dawn" in Italian, Spanish and Catalan. This may be the main inspiration behind its use in Italy and Spain.

Feminine form of ALBUS

Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element alf meaning "elf".

Famous real-life people named Alba: | Edit

Celebrity Actress Jessica Alba (Is it her last name).
Alba María Cabello, Olympic silver and bronze medalist in synchronized swimming (2008; 2012)

Alba in song, story & screen: | Edit

Alba is the daughter of Clare and Henry in "The Time Traveler's Wife"(both the book and the film).
Alba Silvius (m), character in Roman Mythology
Bernarda Alba, title character in 2006 musical Bernarda Alba

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