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Meaning and Name Origin

Alain \a-lain\ as a boys' name is pronounced al-LAYN. French variant of Alan.


Alain has 1 variant: Allain.

For more information, see also the related 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.


Alain is an unusual first name for men. Alain is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Alain and corresponding names. Popular variation forms of Alain (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Alan (#170 in 2014), Allen (#367), Allan (#720), Allyn, Allie and Al. Usage of these boy names was at its highest during 1940-1949 and has become much lower since, with the forms Allan, Allen, Allie and Al becoming less in vogue. Alan (#170) is the most trendy baby name in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.

Similar Names

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.