What does Alain mean?
Alain has 1 variant: Allain.
Affiliated boy name: Allen.
1 feminine form: Alaine.Creative forms:
(male) Alaan, Anain, ..
(female) Alaan, Alai, .. 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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.