Meaning and Name Origin
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)
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.