Its source is Albinus, a Latin name meaning "White."
This boy's name was used in Latin.
Some authorities believe Albanus might have been the Latin rendering of an ethnic name of some forgotten people of the Roman Empire. Others believe this name ultimately derives from a Gaelic expression meaning ''rocky crag.''
It might also have designated a citizen of Alba, the residence of the ancient Roman kings. That city's name also means ''white''; it is presumed to derive from the same Latin root word as Albinus.