What does the baby name Albany mean? Learn about what Albany means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Albany - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Albany
A-L-B-A-N-Y, is a 6-letter female given name.
Pronunciation of Albany
ahl bah nee
Meaning of Albany
Capital of new york, from albany, scotland, white, fair.
Origin of Albany
The name 'Albany' has its origins in Scotland. It is derived from the Gaelic name 'Alba', which means 'Scotland'. The name 'Albany' is a variant of 'Alba' and is often used as a feminine given name.
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Popularity of Albany
The name 'Albany' is not among the most popular names for girls. It is considered to be a relatively uncommon name choice. However, the popularity of the name can vary over time and across different regions.
Albany currently has 49 likes, and is in the top 8% of liked girl's names. The name Claudine is slightly more popular than Albany.

Etymology of Albany

The etymology of the name 'Albany' can be traced back to the Gaelic word 'Alba', which means 'Scotland'. The name 'Albany' is a variant of 'Alba' and carries the same meaning. It reflects a connection to Scottish heritage and culture.

Cultural Significance of Albany

The name 'Albany' does not hold specific cultural significance beyond its association with Scotland. However, it may be chosen by parents who have Scottish ancestry or a strong affinity for Scottish culture and traditions.