Alain name meaning

✍  Updated on: March 8th, 2023
Gender: Boy
Origin: Celtic and Latin
Usage: French, English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish
Pronunciation: a-lain
Meaning: Rock and Tribe near the Black Sea
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What does Alain mean?

Popular unisex name Alain came from Celtic and Latin which is specifically used in French, Norwegian, English, Swedish, Finnish and Danish languages, Alain means "Rock or Tribe near the Black Sea". Alain is variant form of imperishable and celebrated Alan.

Alan is resulted from Alain. Meaning of Alan is Peace and Little Rock is rooted from Celtic and Latin.. Alain is celebrated on September 9th.

How do I pronounce Alain?

The two syllabled name Alain is commonly pronounced as a-lain.

Variants of Alain

Alanus, Alayn, Alan, Ailan, Alann, Alon, Aland, Alanmichael, Aylan, Aalon, Elon

Names that rhyme with Alain

How popular is the name Alain?

Alain was an extremely popular name in France. Over 506878 babies have been named Alain since 1900. When at the peak of its usage in 1947, 24046 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 3rd position.

But after 123 years, the name has lost its appeal a bit and is now ranking low. Additionally, the first name has been in the top 5 baby names 15 times Alain is a familiar baby name in United States, it has been in use since 1942 and was able to reach the top 1000 names.

In 1985, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 998 on boy names chart when 91 babies were named Alain. Over 3655 babies in United States have been named Alain. Also, in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 200 names.

In 2000, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 130 on boy names chart when 65 babies were given the name Alain. Over 562 babies in Switzerland have been named Alain.

Alain is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, its highest ever rank is 2357 (1996) in its 11 years run on England and Wales naming chart. It had a short run of 4 years on Ireland boy names chart.

In Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and peaked in 1995 when it ranked 391st. Over 184 people have been named Alain in Belgium. However things change on global perspective, Alain is extremely popular in DR Congo where every 1 in 400 have the name.

Also the baby name is popular in Madagascar, Burundi, Canada, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Benin, Gabon, Guinea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Mexico.

At least, 1650000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our evaluation.

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Alain in Nordic countries

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What numerology tells about Alain?

You like to be in charge of your life and can't stand bossy people. You get disappointed when you realize that most people worry more about social appearances rather than personal growth. You don't believe much in love. However, deep inside, you secretly wish to find someone who will prove you wrong. Your friends have a hard time decoding your mood. You have a clear opinion of things You are an active person who always plans every detail but has plan B in your sleeve, in case something goes wrong.

Looking for a name like Alain? Please go through the following names

  •  Fiachra means Resembling a Raven is used as a boy name has origin in Celtic. Fiachra is derivative of Fiacre.
  •  Riann is English cognate of Rhiannon. Also Riann is English equivalent of Ryan
  •  Veva - Oldie and Prevalent Veva dominantly is used in English is a baby girl name has its roots in Celtic, meaning of Veva is "People, About: the Spreading and Jennifer". Veva is diminutive of Genoveva.
  •  Yvonnic - Yvonnic's meaning is Yew or Shrub is originated from Celtic
  •  Guss - Guss's meaning is Talk, Chat is originated from Latin, Old Norse and Latin is a boy name is used primarily in Old Norse, Finnish and Swedish
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Famous people named Alain

  • Alain de Lille, French theologian and poet
  • Alain Lipietz, French engineer, economist and politician
  • Alain Madelin, French politician and a former minister of that country
  • Alain Boublil, French musical theatre lyricist and librettist
  • Alain Krivine, leader of the Trotskyist movement in France
  • Alain Glavieux, French professor
  • Alain Maury, French astronomer
  • Alain de Cadenet, television presenter for the Speed Channel and ESPN
  • Alain Boire, Quebec politician
  • Alain Caron, Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Alain Chartier, French poet and political writer
  • Alain Hertoghe, Belgian journalist
  • Alain Touraine, French sociologist
  • Alain Romans, French jazz composer
  • Alain Daniélou, French historian, intellectual, musicologist
  • Alain Pompidou, French scientist and politician
  • Alain Grandbois, Canadian Quebecer poet
  • Alain Mikli, French-Armenian designer of high-end handmade eyeglasses and accessories
  • Alain Goraguer, French jazz pianist
  • Alain Manesson Mallet, French cartographer and engineer
  • Alain Fournier, computer graphics researcher
  • Alain Rousset, Socialist president of the Aquitaine region of France
  • Alain Passard, French chef and owner of the three-star restaurant L'Arpège
  • Alain Mesili, climber and mountain guide
  • Alain Bauer, was elected professor of criminology at the National Conservatory for Arts and Crafts and a senior research fellow at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the University of Law and Political Science of China
  • Alain Decaux, French historian by profession
  • Alain Desrosières, statistician at the INSEE and a sociologist and historian of science at the EHESS
  • Alain Jacquet, French artist representative of the Nouvelle figuration or Figuration narrative and linked to the American Pop Art movement
  • Alain Zoubga, Burkinabe politician and medical doctor
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  • Alain Trudel, Canadian conductor, trombonist and composer
  • Alain Blondel, retired French decathlete
  • Alain de Royer-Dupré, leading French thoroughbred racehorse trainer
  • Alain de Boissieu, French general, Free French
  • Alain Savary, French Socialist politician
  • Alain Mafart, French military officer best known for his part
  • Alain Peyrefitte, French scholar and politician
  • Alain Turnier, Haitian historian
  • Alain Meunier, French cellist
  • Alain Rohr, retired Swiss athlete
  • Alain Hamer, Luxembourgian football referee
  • Alain Etchegoyen, philosopher and novelist
  • Alain Connes, French mathematician
  • Alain Finkielkraut, French philosopher and public intellectual
  • Alain Colmerauer, French computer scientist
  • Alain de Benoist, French academic, philosopher
  • Alain Badiou, French philosopher
  • Alain Bombard, French biologist
  • Alain Aspect, French physicist noted for his experimental work on quantum entanglement
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  • Alain Prost, retired French racing driver and a four-time Formula One Drivers' Champion
  • Alain Resnais, French film director and screenwriter whose career extended over more than six decades
  • Alain de Botton, Swiss-born British philosopher and author
  • Alain Delon, French actor and businessman
  • Alain Robert, French rock climber and urban climber,
  • Alain Juppé, French politician, and a member of The Republicans
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  • Alain Tanner, Swiss film director

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