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Alain

What does Alain mean?

Alain Pronunciation of Alain [alain] 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.

Variations

Alain has 1 variant: Allain.

Affiliated boy name: Allen.

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

1 feminine form: Alaine.

Creative forms:
(male) Alaan, Anain, ..

(female) Alaan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Alain Kaleb (A.K.), ..

How 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)

Alain entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #1094 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Alan (#167 in 2015), Allen (#349), Allan (#656), Allie, Allyn, Alen and Al are the popular variation forms of Alain. Adoption of these forms of Alain was at its highest in the 1950s (adoption of 0.76%) and has become much reduced since (adoption 0.2%, 73.4%), with forms like Alan going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alain, Al, Alan, Alen, Allan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Allen, Allie, Allyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Alain is alike in pronunciation to Ailwyn, Aloin, Aluin, Alwin, Alwine, Alwyn, Alwynn, Aylwin, Eilan, Elan, Elian, Elon, Elwin, Elwinn, Elwyn, Ilan, Ilon, Olen, Olin, Olyn, Walwin and Wylan. Other suggested similar names are Adin, Adlai, Adlin, Adrain, Adrin, Alard, Albain, Alben, Albie, Albin, Albion, Albyn, Aldan, Aldin, Aldis, Aldrin, Alfio, Algie, Ali, Alia, Alic, Alik, Almarin, Alois, Alpin, Alpine, Alric, Alstin, Alton, Aluino, Alvin, Alvis, Alwis, Amein, Amin, Ardin, Arin, Arlan, Arlin, Arwin, Aydin, Bain, Blain, Brain, Cain, Flin, Klein, Owain, Pain, Slavin, Slawin (see Slavin), Twain and Zain. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alain.

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