Attested: Albion or Αλβιων mentioned by many classical authors
Name Origin: PIE *albho- ‘white’, presumably referring to the white cliffs of Dover. The name may have been transferred from Iberia, where a tribe of Albiones in the north-west was mentioned by Pliny.
Notes: Across European languages a diverse range of specific objects appear to have been named from their whiteness: the Alps, dawn, elves, church vestments, swans, skin lesions, and the upper world.
Last Edited: 6 January 2017