What does Alain mean and what is the origin of the first name?

Since 1900, more than 500,000 people have borne the first name Alain. The origins and meaning of the first name Alain diverge. There are 4 different ones:

- a Latin origin coming from "Alanus".

- An Iranian origin coming from "Alain" and "Allain". A group of Iranian origin would then have settled in Brittany where these two first names would have merged with "Alain".

- An Indo-European origin coming from "alum" which means beautiful and harmonious.

- A Celtic origin which would come from Welsh and which would mean deer, fawn.

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