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Gender: Male Origin of Alain: French, variation of Alan

The name Alain is a boy's name of French origin. Alain and is often added to lists like French Baby Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset makeover game! B/G pairs".

From the experts:

Alain gives the midcentury Alan a bit of gallic dash.

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Famous People Named Alain

Alain Delon, French New Wave actor
Alain Bashung, French singer-songwriter
Alain Prost, French racing driver
Alain Resnais, French film director
Alain Menu, Swiss racing driver
Alain Marie Juppé, former prime minister of France
Alain Degre, French photographer and father of Tippi Degre
Alain-Fournier, pen name of Henri-Alban Fournier, French novelist
Alain Robbe-Grillet, French Nouveau Roman film director
Alain de Royer-Dupré, French racehorse trainer
Alain Colm Pierre Rolland, Irish rugby union player and referee
Alain Badiou, French philosopher
Alain Vigneault, Canadian ice hockey coach
Alain de Botton, Swiss-British writer and philosopher

Pop Culture References for the name Alain

Alain, character in "The School for Wives" by Moliere
Alain Johns, character in Stephen King's The Dark Tower series


lesliemarion Says:


I just discovered French actor (belatedly!) - Alain Delon, who is the most gorgeous man I've ever seen, so I now love this name!