What 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]
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)
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)
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.