What does Albion mean?

Definitions for Albion
ˈæl bi ənal·bion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Albion.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Albionnoun

    archaic name for England or Great Britain; used poetically


  1. Albionnoun

    The ancient name for England (or sometimes, the British Isles), now only used poetically.

  2. Albionnoun

    Any of several small towns in the United States.

  3. Albionnoun


  4. Albionnoun

    Any of several places in the United States: A city, the county seat of Edwards County, Illinois. A city, the county seat of Boone County, Nebraska. A village, the county seat of Orleans County, New York. A census-designated place in Mendocino County, California, United States.

  5. Albionnoun

    West Bromwich Albion Football Club, a football team from West Bromwich

    The Reds laid siege to the Albion goal throughout, with Jordan Henderson striking the underside of the bar and Dirk Kuyt the inside of the post.

  6. Etymology: Ancient Gallo-Latin name for Britain, Albiōn (Middle Welsh Albbu, Old Irish Albu), is from Proto-Celtic *Albiū, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *albʰós ("white"), whence also Latin albus ("white") and Ancient Greek ἀλφός (alphós, " whiteness, white leprosy"). The primary meaning of Common Celtic word is "upper world" (as opposed to underworld), with semasiological development similar to e.g. Russian свет (svet, " world; light").


  1. Albion

    Albion is a song by English band Babyshambles. It was released as the third single from Down in Albion on 28 November 2005 in the UK. The single was released in Japan on 8 March 2006 by Reservoir Records/EMI. "Albion" deals primarily with the concept of Albion, thought of as a mythical England (or Great Britain), the landscape and life of which is referred to throughout the song. This idea was central to The Libertines and still is to Babyshambles. The song was the first acoustic song Babyshambles released. The song had been used in The Libertines live sets, and thus there was some controversy from fans when it was released. It is always one of the highlights of Babyshambles live shows. The "Albion" is also a recurrent theme in Pete Doherty's music and poetry. A lot of songs contain the word "Albion" in their lyrics: in The Libertines' "Love on the Dole", "Bucket Shop" (both from the Legs 11 Session), "The Good Old Days" (from their debut album Up The Bracket), and in Babyshambles' "Merry-Go-Round" (from their debut album Down In Albion).


  1. albion

    Albion is an ancient or poetic term for Britain, often used to refer specifically to England. The origin of the term is Latin. It is also used occasionally as a first name and is the name of various places in the United States, Australia, and Canada among others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Albionnoun

    an ancient name of England, still retained in poetry

  2. Etymology: [Prob. from the same root as Gael. alp a height or hill. It may have been bestowed on the land lying behind the white cliffs visible from the coast of Gaul. Albany, the old name of Scotland, means probably the hilly land. I. Taylor.]


  1. Albion

    Albion is the oldest known name of the island of Great Britain. Today, it is still sometimes used poetically to refer to the island. The name for Scotland in the Celtic languages is related to Albion: Alba in Scottish Gaelic, Albain in Irish, Nalbin in Manx and Alban in Welsh/Cornish/Breton. These names were later Latinised as Albania and Anglicised as Albany, which were once alternative names for Scotland. New Albion and Albionoria were briefly suggested as possible names of Canada during the period of the Canadian Confederation.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Albion

    a white cliff, the ancient name of Great Britain.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. albion

    An early name of England, from the whiteness of the eastern coast cliffs.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Albion

    The name given to Britain by the Romans on account of its (albus) white cliffs, as approached from the sea.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Albion is ranked #136449 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Albion surname appeared 123 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Albion.

    98.3% or 121 total occurrences were White.

Matched Categories

Anagrams for Albion »

  1. albino

  2. alboin

  3. oliban

How to pronounce Albion?

How to say Albion in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Albion in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Albion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for Albion

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Albion »


Find a translation for the Albion definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"Albion." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 19 Jun 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Albion>.

Discuss these Albion definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for Albion? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    be present at (meetings, church services, university), etc.
    A attend
    B interrogate
    C condemn
    D demolish

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Albion: