Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Alban m. Latin Albanus 'of Alba', from Old Irish Albu 'Scotland, Britain', or in reference to Alba Longa, an ancient city in Latium.

The name of the first British martyr, whose date of death is disputed, and of a 5th C Albanian saint.

England
Latin
1155 Albanus (nom) FPD p. 121, fn. 1; 1561 Albani (nom) Chst-1 p. 10
Early Modern English
1530 Albane LIWill-III p. 72
France
Latin
1180 Albanus (nom) RotScaNor p. 29
Germany
Latin
1151 Alban (nom) mairhofer XL
Italy
Latin
1236 Albanetum (acc) TirNot1 12
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Alban". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Alban.