Alaina Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \a-lai-na\
Number in U.S 👶 42,000
Rate in 2021 450
Numerology 🔢 2
Name origin 🌍 Hawaiian

Alaina Name Meaning

Meaning of name Alaina:

Alaina is the feminine form of the French masculine name, Alain, which is the equivalent of Alan. Alan's name originated in Brittany, an area of ​​northwestern France, which is clearly of Celtic origin, and was brought to the British Isles through the Norman Conquest. Celtic etymology of the name comes from the word 'alp, ail' meaning 'rock' which can also be found in modern Irish 'Ailin' meaning 'little rock.' Related perhaps is the Gaelic meaning 'joyful and harmonious' or the Scottish Gaelic “alainn” meaning 'beautiful.' There were an early Saint Alan pair from Brittany and Cornwall who probably influenced the use of the name in the Middle Ages. William the Conqueror's army at the Battle of Hastings (1066) was made up largely of men from Britain. One of his closest allies, Alan, the Earl of Brittany, was awarded large tracts of land in England for his involvement. Alan (French: Alain; Welsh: Alun) and Allan/Allen have always been quite popular names in Brittany and the British Isles since medieval times. Due to its popularity, female versions of the name were soon to be developed. Alaina is the French example of this. Alana is English. Alun) and Allan/Allen have always been quite popular names in Brittany and the British Isles since medieval times. Due to its popularity, female versions of the name were soon to be developed. Alaina is the French example of this. Alana is English. Alun) and Allan/Allen have always been quite popular names in Brittany and the British Isles since medieval times. Due to its popularity, female versions of the name were soon to be developed. Alaina is the French example of this. Alana is English.


Alaina has only been on the US charts since 1978, so it has only been in use in the US for less than 40 years. The name has been increasing in use as the years go by, albeit slowly. The name is experiencing the peak of its popularity right now as it dances closer to the Top 200 list of most commonly used girl names. Not yet super-popular, Alaina is in no danger of being overused. It is also one of the least thought of French names. French, yes. But as the French sounds like names like Chloé or Camille? Not quite. Also, the spelling of Alaina makes it difficult to pronounce. This is something to consider. Your child may have to go through people's life correction. It's not a big deal for some, but for others it is. Nonetheless, Alaina is a beautiful name as its Gaelic meaning suggests.

Alaina Name Origin and History

Additional description of the name Alaina
Additional description of the name Alaina

What does Alain mean?
The name Alain can have different meanings depending on the term from which it comes. Two main hypotheses are considered. In case the name Alain comes from the term "Alun", its meaning is handsome. While if the name derives from "Alano", the meaning of the name Alain would be the one that lives in harmony.

Origin of the name Alain
Found different theories about the origin of the name Alain. On the one hand, some claim that the name Alain comes from the German name "Alun", which was a Celt. On the other hand, other theories indicate that it comes from the term "Alano".

Diminutives and variations of the name Alain
The most typical diminutive and variation of the name Alain es Alan.

The name Alain in other languages
In English: Allan
In Spanish: Alan. The name Alain is a French variant of Alan.

Personality of the name Alain
Alain's personality is very characteristic. Alain is a logical and rational person, but he also gets carried away by passion.
In a Relationship, Alain is passionate and seductive, but also understanding. He likes to spend time as a couple, chatting and listening to each other. However, it is difficult for him to give himself completely and partners do not usually last long.
Alain is organized and ambitious, he likes to pursue new goals and open new horizons. He likes to learn and enrich himself with new experiences. For this reason, at work he is not satisfied, his goal is to ascend. He is not afraid of responsibility and takes advantage of opportunities. However, although Alain is a sociable person, his authoritarian communication style predisposes him to get involved in conflicts.
As for the family level, Alain enjoys family plans that he likes to organize. He is usually attentive to the needs of the family and is always willing to help.

Celebrities named Alain
Alain Delon. Born in 1935, Delon is a French film actor. Famous and well-known in Europe, as well as winner of the Cesar Award for best actor in 1984 for his performance in Notre histori. Appears in the image.
Alain Prost, also known as The Professor. He was born in 1955 in France and is one of the most successful Formula 1 drivers.
Alain Ducasse. Born in 1956, Ducasse is a chef and businessman from Monaco.

Alain's Saint Day
Alain's Saint Day is November 25, when celebrates Saint Alain.

Numerology of the name Alain
According to numerology, Alain is the number 1.

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05/25/2023 20:04:10

This is my daughters name. She will be two in a couple of weeks. I love this name but wanted to spell it differently and didn't want any question on how to pronounce it. It'suits our daughter perfectly :)

05/25/2023 05:04:52

My name is Alaina, and I absolutely love it. It's unique, but not way out there either. Most people call me Alannah on accident. I receive many compliments about how pretty it is. My middle name is Rachel. Alaina Rachel:)

04/24/2023 08:28:52

My name is alaina,i hate it. There are no good nicknames for my name. I dont really like to be called laniey,thats what my childhood nick name was. Or lu-bug, or laniey-bug, I liked them as a kid but i dont anymore.

04/12/2023 23:09:52

I named my first born Alaina. It is unusual but not weird. We have had a big laugh over a newspaper article that'said parents who chose this name'should be asked what they were smoking at the time! No way! It's a beautiful name for a beautiful young woman (born in '85)

03/18/2023 15:59:24

I love my name. Yes, some people do pronounce it wrong. Its pronounced [Uh-Lay-Nuhh]. No, I dont meet anyone else with this name. Very occasionally, but never face to face. I get jealous when people have my name. I always feel like it was mine first. Ive met youngsters with my name, maybe thats why Ive felt that way. I love my name and I love how its very uncommon yet beautiful.

03/01/2023 21:57:00

I LOVE my name and the way It's spelled. But i've had many problems with people mispronouncing it, instead saying Alana, Aliana, anything other than Alaina. I even'tell them It's like Elaine, just with a's in place of the e's. Sometimes that'still doesn't work. However, I wouldn't change my name for anything and i've always received compliments about it.

02/27/2023 06:45:50

I love my name. My dad wanted an Elaine and my mom wanted an Alanna...I became Alaina. Born in 1986, I don't know that I ever met another person my age with the name. I think It's beautiful, and if people can't pronounce it, they need to go back and learn basic phonics. (I once had someone insist my name was "allah-eena") I'd love to know other middle names with Alaina...mine's Suzanne.

01/13/2023 05:32:48

my best friend is Alaina and i hold her dear to me. like a sister. she is very important and i think this name fits her perfectly and fits well with any young child with a fun personality and a heart the size of the world and more. your child will grow to be a lovely young lady with a name like this. my daughters is as well Alaina.

01/09/2023 15:08:36

My bff is named alaina, as well. she is a very lovely young, beautiful maiden.

12/08/2022 22:33:32

a beautiful name meant for a beautiful person :]

12/06/2022 07:57:38

My name is Ailana but It's not in here and this is the closest thing.

12/03/2022 02:40:04

I luv my name too. Not many people have it. :)

11/26/2022 05:47:46

I am due to give birth in december 2021 and since the day I found out I was pregnant I said her name will be Alaina....such a pretty name and not trendy ! I hope It'stays that way....everyone says how pretty it is when I'mention her name ...I am giving her my aunts middle name of Jane, we lost her of a sudden heart attack a few months ago and what a blow to us that was...we were devastated so I am naming my daughter Alaina Jane :)

10/03/2022 11:19:48

My daughters name is Alayna, and it is perfect, a beautiful name, that fits her perfectly, everyone always tells me how pretty it is!

09/02/2022 14:20:42

I love this name, it was going to be first borns name until we found out it was a boy. But now my beautiful girl Alaina Sofia is here. We call her Lainey sometimes for short, we get so many compliments on what a beautiful unique and different name it is. She may have been named that at its most popular time...she us two, but we have never met another one.

08/15/2022 04:24:00

Alaina is a gorgeous name, how do u pronounce correctly

08/03/2022 08:45:00

My sister's name. She was born in 1975. Mom made it up by modifying the French man's name, "Alain". So that may be the'starting point.

03/11/2022 21:48:54

My name is Alaina Shenae and I love it. It always got on my nerves whenever people mispronounced it and misspelled it. By the way, the correct pronunciation is uh-LAY-nuh.

09/02/2021 18:42:36

I think this is a beautiful name; I will name my daughter Alaina.

07/21/2021 05:46:48

My name is Alaina and I am so happy it is!Rarely anyone will pronounce it right or spell it correctly. It drives me insane! It doesn't help that my last name usually miss pronounced also. So my name is never really my name,ya know? But anyway, It's a gorgeous name. I love it!


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Alaina?
The origin of the name Alaina is Hawaiian.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Alaina?
*️⃣ How many people are named Alaina?
Almost 42000 people are named Alaina.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Alaina?
The names of Alan, Alina, Alaina, Alana, Alayna