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3k
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since 1880

Alain

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: French
  • Meaning: Little rock
  • #4567 All Time
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How popular is the name "Alain" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1942 5 0 5
1944 5 0 5
1946 8 0 8
1947 12 0 12
1948 12 0 12
1949 10 0 10
1950 19 0 19
1951 13 0 13
1952 6 0 6
1953 22 0 22
1954 15 0 15
1955 13 0 13
1956 23 0 23
1957 24 0 24
1958 20 0 20
1959 25 0 25
1960 29 0 29
1961 23 0 23
1962 34 0 34
1963 37 0 37
1964 47 0 47
1965 32 0 32
1966 32 0 32
1967 45 0 45
1968 35 0 35
1969 42 0 42
1970 42 0 42
1971 45 0 45
1972 41 0 41
1973 39 0 39
1974 45 0 45
1975 50 0 50
1976 72 6 66
1977 47 0 47
1978 43 0 43
1979 36 0 36
1980 49 0 49
1981 52 0 52
1982 69 0 69
1983 70 0 70
1984 74 0 74
1985 83 0 83
1986 79 0 79
1987 89 0 89
1988 91 0 91
1989 80 0 80
1990 77 0 77
1991 79 0 79
1992 70 0 70
1993 81 0 81
1994 51 0 51
1995 68 0 68
1996 62 0 62
1997 67 0 67
1998 59 0 59
1999 60 0 60
2000 54 0 54
2001 67 0 67
2002 62 0 62
2003 81 0 81
2004 60 0 60
2005 72 0 72
2006 73 0 73
2007 68 0 68
2008 61 0 61
2009 57 0 57
2010 54 0 54
2011 63 0 63
2012 64 0 64
2013 74 0 74
2014 51 0 51

Want to know about the populiarty of Alain? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,419 babies born with the name Alain in the United States. That's more than enough Alains to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1942 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Alain" was in 1988 with a total of 91 babies.

According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Alain" is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 23 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 1990. Across the entire United States a total of only 77 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Alain popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Alain in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Alain" mean? The list below shows the origins of Alain as well as things modernly associated with the name Alain such as celebrities named Alain.

French

Origin and Meaning of Alain

The name "Alain" is of French origin, and it means "Little rock". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Alain Delon

Alain Delon is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1957 to 2012. Alain was born in 1935 as Alain Fabien Maurice Marcel Delon in Sceaux, France.

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Alain Prost

Alain Prost is a f1 driver. Alain was born in 1955 as Alain Marie Pascal Prost in Lorette, Loire, France.

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Alain Ducasse

Alain Ducasse is a chef . Alain was born in 1956 in Orthez, France.

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Alain Chabat

Alain Chabat is an actor, film director, screenwriter, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1987 to present. Alain was born in 1958 in Oran, French Algeria.

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Alain Sutter

Alain Sutter is a football biography. Alain was born in 1968 in Bern, Switzerland.

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Alain Boghossian

Alain Boghossian is a football biography. Alain was born in 1970 in Digne, France.

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Alternative Meanings

A is for activities, for you have many.

L is for little, the little things you do.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Niala". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nalai". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Alain born Oct 12, 1937

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Yukon approximately on 1875. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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