What does Alaina mean?
Alaina \a-lai-na\ as a girls' name is of Old German, Hawaiian and Greek derivation, and the meaning of Alaina is "precious; awakening; sun ray". Alaina is a variant of Alaine (Old German): French feminine form of Alain. Alaina is also a derivative of Alana (Old German, Hawaiian). Alaina is also used as a derivative of Elaine (Greek).
Alaina has 22 variants: Alanah, Alani, Alanna, Alannah, Alawna, Alayna, Alaynna, Aleyna, Aleynah, Allana, Alleynah, Allinah, Alona, Alonna, Elaina, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elana, Elanna, Elayna and Elliana.
Alaina has 39 more alternative forms via Alaine, Alana, Elaine: Alane, Alanis, Alayne, Aleine, Alene▼, Alenne, Aleyne, Alie, Allaine, Allayne, Alleen, Alleine, Allena, Allene▼, Alleyne, Allina, Alline, Allyn, Allyna, Elaene, Elain, Elan, Elane, Elayne, Ellaine, Ellane, Ellayne, Elle, Ellie, Helaine, Laine, Lainey, Lana, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Lannie, Lanny and Layney.
Alaina is a very popular first name for females (#1353 out of 4276, Top 32%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Alaina for girls. Alaina was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #156 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is presently at #190. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Alaina and associated names. Ellie (#55 last year), Alana (#198), Alayna (#217), Elaina (#281), Elliana (#296), Lana (#351), Elle (#395), Alanna (#526), Lainey (#585), Alani (#612), Elaine (#654), Alannah (#947), Alline, Alene, Allene and Elayne are the popular related forms of Alaina (#190 last year) listed in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in the year 2012 (usage of 0.4545%) and have remained as popular to this day (usage 0.4525%, down 0.4%), but with the versions Allene, Alene and Elaine becoming less trendy. The most trendy girl names here are Elliana (#296), Elaina (#281), Alani (#612), Lainey (#585) and Lana (#351), with Lana having a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Alaina is alike in pronunciation to Aleana, Aleena, Alena, Aliana, Alianna, Aliena, Alina, Allona, Alwinna, Alwyna, Alyna, Elina, Ellina, Ilana and Olina. Other suggested similar baby names are Alaia, Alaida, Alaisa, Alamea, Albina▼, Alcina, Aldina, Alima, Aline▼, Almina, Alsina, Alvina▼ and Alzina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alaina.