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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.


Alain has 1 variant: Allain.

Affiliated boy name: Allen.

Alain has 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.

Alain has 1 feminine form: Alaine.

Kreatif forms: Alainai, Alainni, Alainno. [more]

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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 forms of Alain was at its highest in the 1940s (adoption of 0.568%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.291%, 48.9%), with forms like Allie falling out of style. Alan is the continual favorite. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

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.

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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 baby 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, Twain and Zain. These names tend to be more commonly used than Alain.