There are multiple origins and meanings for the name:
1. Traditionally meaning of the name - feminine form of the personal name Elwin ("elf`s girlfriend, female friend")
2. Comes from the Latin word (Albens) meaning - "white, light, bleached, pale, bright, pallid, clear"
3. Derived from the Proto-Germanic word (elf) meaning - "eleven". In German-Celtic mythology "eleven" was the respected numeric
4. Derived from the Turkic name-giving component El - "people, native land"
5. Comes from the Hebrew name-giving El - "God"