Alba (given name)

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Gender female
Language(s) Spanish, Italian, Catalan, Galician
Meaning "dawn"

Alba is a female given name of Latin origin meaning "dawn".[1] It can also be used as a Spanish surname, as in the actress Jessica Alba, or a title, as in the Spanish Dukedom of Alba. It may also be considered a feminine version of Albert or Albinus or of names beginning with the Germanic Alf.[2]

Alba is also the Scottish Gaelic name for Scotland and the alba is a subgenre of Occitan lyric poetry.[3]


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