Other Origin(s):German, Latin
Meaning:White; Elf friend; From Alba
Alben is a masculine name with English, German, and Latin roots. Coming from the Latin word albus, it translates to “white.” With the color white appearing throughout nature, from fallen snow to paddling swans, this name can encourage baby to appreciate all colors of the natural world. Alben may also be a variant of the Middle English name Alvin, meaning “elf friend.” This can be a great choice if you want to celebrate your little one’s mystical, playful demeanor. For an extra touch, Alben may also come from the Latin Albanus, meaning “from Alba,” which can either refer to Alba, Italy, or Scotland. If you want to help baby connect to their familial roots or encourage their wanderlust, Alben can make for great inspiration.
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