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What does Alaina mean?

Alaina /alai-na/ 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.

Alaina has 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.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Alaita, Alaiva, ..

(male) Alaiani, Alaino, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Alaina for girls. 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 #190. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alaina name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alaina outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Alaina and associated names. Alana (#198 last year), Alayna (#217), Elaina (#281), Elliana (#296), Lana (#351), Alanna (#526), Alani (#612), Elaine (#654), Alannah (#947), Elayna (#1113), Alanis (#1305), Alanah (#1313), Elana (#1361), Alonna (#1983), Lanna, Laine, Helaine, Elayne, Allene, Aleyna, Alene, Alane, Allana, Allena, Allyn, Alline and Alona are the popular related forms of Alaina (#190 last year) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Alaina were at the height of their popularity 1 year ago (median #1337) and have remained as popular to this day (#1333), but with versions like Alene becoming somewhat dated. The most trendy girl names here are Alaina, Elaina, Elliana, Alayna, Lana, Alani, Alannah, Alanna and Alana.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alaina, Alana, Alanah, Alane, Alani in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alanis, Alanna, Alannah, Alayna, Alene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aleyna, Allana, Allena, Allene, Alline in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allyn, Alona, Alonna, Elaina, Elaine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Elana, Elayna, Elayne, Elliana, Helaine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laine, Lana, Lanna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alana, Alanna, Alannah, Elaine outside U.S.

Similar Names


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.