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Alaina is a modern variant of the Irish name Alannah and the English name Elaine. The baby name may also be influenced by the Old High German word meaning “precious.” Alaina as a name draws influence from Irish, Gaelic, Old German, Old French, and English roots. Keep reading to find out more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Alaina:

English: beauty
Irish: harmony
Gaelic: my child, my darling
Old German: precious

Origin of the name Alaina:

Modern English/Celtic

Symbolism of the name Alaina:

Alaina is a name that is related to music and beauty. Music has special significance in the history of Ireland as both a form of storytelling and a way to pass on tales of historic significance.

Baby name alaina

Style of the name Alaina:

Modern

Gender of the name Alaina:

Alaina is a female name and is thought to be the feminine form of the French male name Alan or Alain.

Pronunciation of the name Alaina:

ə-LAYN-ə

Number of syllables in the name Alaina:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Alaina:

The name Alaina evokes a whimsical and sophisticated feeling.

Alternative spellings for the name Alaina:

Alayna, Elaina

Nicknames for the name Alaina:

Popularity of the name Alaina:

According to the Social Security Administration, Alaina has been steadily increasing in popularity since it was first reported in 1978 but has never been in the top 100 most popular girl names. The name Alaina peaked in popularity at #156 in 2011.

Related names for the name Alaina:

Great middle names for Alaina and their meanings:

  • Grace (charm, goodness, generosity)
  • Margaret (pearl)
  • Kelly (bright-headed)
  • Nicole (victory of the people)
  • Lynn (lake)
  • Mae/May (hawthorn flower)
  • Katherine/Catherine (pure)
  • Gayle (joy)

Famous people with the name Alaina:

  • Alaina Reed Hall (American actress)
  • Alaina Huffman (Canadian actress)
  • Alaina B. Teplitz (American diplomat)
  • Alaina Castillo (American pop star)
  • Alaina Mathers (daughter of American rapper Eminem)

Alainas in popular culture:

Alaina is an uncommon name not found in popular culture.