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pinWhat does Alain mean?

Alain /alain/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced al-LAYN. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Alain is "precious". French variant of Alan.


Alain has 1 variant: Allain.

Affiliated boy name: Allen.

Alain has 23 more alternative forms via Alan: Ailean, Ailin, Al, Alair, Aland, Alann, Alano, Alanson, Alen, Alin, Allan, Allayne, Allen, Alley, Alleyn, Alleyne, Allie, Allin, Allon, Allyn, Alon, Alun and Alyn.

Alain has 1 feminine form: Alaine.

Kreatif forms: Alainai, Alainney, Alainno. [more]

pinHow popular is Alain?

Alain is an unusual first name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#108734 out of 150436, Top 72%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Alain and corresponding names. Alan (#170 in 2014), Allen (#367), Allan (#720), Allyn, Allie and Al are the popular variation forms of Alain (not ranked). Usage of these boy names was at its highest during the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.568%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.2905%, 48.9%), with the forms Allan, Allen, Al and Allie becoming less in vogue. Alan (#170) is the most trendy baby name in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Al, Alan, Allan, Allen, Allie, Allyn in U.S.

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

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Alain is alike in pronunciation to Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwine, Alwyn, Aylwin, Elan, Elwin, Ilan and Olin. Other suggested similar baby names are Albain, Albin, Aldin, Alpin, Aluino, Alvin and Blain. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alain.