French, variation of Alan
"handsome, cheerful"

Alain Origin and Meaning

The name Alain is a boy's name of French origin.

Alain gives the midcentury Alan a bit of gallic dash.

Alain Popularity

Famous People Named Alain

  • Alain DelonFrench New Wave actor
  • Alain BashungFrench singer,songwriter
  • Alain ProstFrench racing driver
  • Alain ResnaisFrench film director
  • Alain MenuSwiss racing driver
  • Alain Marie Juppéformer prime minister of France
  • Alain DegreFrench photographer and father of Tippi Degre
  • AlainFournier, pen name of Henri,Alban Fournier, French novelist
  • Alain RobbeGrillet, French Nouveau Roman film director
  • Alain de RoyerDupré, French racehorse trainer
  • Alain Colm Pierre RollandIrish rugby union player and referee
  • Alain BadiouFrench philosopher
  • Alain VigneaultCanadian ice hockey coach
  • Alain de BottonSwiss,British writer and philosopher

Alain in Pop Culture

  • Alaincharacter in "The School for Wives" by Moliere
  • Alain Johnscharacter in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series