What does Alaina mean?
Alaina [alaina] as a girls' name is of Old German and Greek derivation, and the meaning of Alaina is "precious; awakening; sun ray". Alaina is a variant form of Alaine (Old German): French feminine variant 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▲.
27 more alternative forms via Alaine, Alana, Elaine: Alane, Alanis, Alayne, Aleine, Alene▼, Alenne, Aleyne, Alie, Allaine, Allayne, Alleine, Allena, Allene▼, Allina, Alline, Allyn, Allyna, Elaene, Elain, Elan, Elane, Elayne, Ellaine, Helaine, Laine, Lana▲ and Lanna.Creative forms:
(female) Alaita, Alaiva, ..
(male) Alaiani, Alaino, .. Middle name pairings:
Alaina Patience (A.P.), ..
How popular is Alaina?
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. Demographics)
Alaina was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #156 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is presently at #176. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Alana (#202 last year), Alayna (#223), Elaina (#291), Elliana (#302), Lana (#353), Alanna (#508), Alani (#525), Elaine (#673), Alannah (#756), Elayna (#1223), Alanah (#1418), Elana (#1522), Alanis (#1556), Aleyna (#1829), Helaine, Laine, Lanna, Elayne, Allene, Allana, Alene, Alane, Allena, Alline, Alona, Allyn and Alonna are the popular related forms of Alaina (#176 last year) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Alaina are at the height of their popularity presently (median #1341), except for versions like Alene which have become somewhat dated. The most trendy girl names here are Alaina, Elliana, Elaina, Lana, Alayna, Alani, Alannah, Alanna and Alana.
Alaina▲ is alike in pronunciation to Alenah, Aliana▲, Alonia, Alwinna, Alwyna, Alyna, Elanah, Eleana, Eleanna, Elina, Ellina, Ellona, Elyana, Ilania, Ileanna, Iliana▲, Illiana, Illona, Ilona, Ilonna, Iolana, Olena, Olina, Olinia and Yllona. Other suggested similar names are Adana, Adrina, Aina, Airina, Alacinda (see Alcinda), Alaida, Alaisa, Alamea, Albina▼, Albinia, Albinka (see Alba), Alcina, Aldana, Aldona, Alica, Alldina (see Alida), Allisa, Allma, Allynn, Almina, Aloisa, Alsina, Alsyna, Alumina, Alvita, Alynne, Alzeina, Amina▲, Ancina, Anina, Arina, Arlana, Arlina, Arnina, Artina, Avana, Blaine, Clarina, Daina, Elvina, Faina, Flana, Helaina, Jaina, Jalaina, Laina, Raina▲, Shaina▼, Zaina and Zlatina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alaina.See names in meaning and etymology.