a feminine name: var. Albertine
Origin of Albertafeminine of Albert
province of SW Canada: 255,285 sq mi (661,185 sq km); pop. 2,697,000; cap. Edmonton: abbrev. AB or Alta
Origin of Albertaafter Princess Louise Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria and amp; wife of the Marquess of Lorne, Canadian governor genitive (1878-83)
Abbr. AB or Alba. or Alta.
A province of western Canada between British Columbia and Saskatchewan. It was admitted as a province in 1905. Wheat farming and cattle ranching were the basis of the province's economy until the discovery of oil and natural gas in the early 1960s. Edmonton is the capital and Calgary the largest city.
Named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta.