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Alaina

Alaina is a variant form of Alana, itself the feminine form of Alan, an Irish and Scottish name of uncertain etymology. It may possibly mean “little rock” or “noble” from Old Irish ail. It also means “beautiful, handsome” from Scottish Gaelic àlainn (beautiful, fine, splendid). Alan may also be derived from the name of a Celtic god, Alaunus, which may be derived from Proto-Celtic *aleti meaning “to nourish, grow” from Proto-Indo-European root word *h₂el- (to grow, nourish). Alaina could also be a variant spelling of Elaina, a variant of Elaine which is the Old French form of Helen, the English form of Greek Helene  an Ancient Greek name of uncertain etymology though it’s been linked to Greek helene meaning “torch” or “corposant”, though it might also be linked to selene meaning “moon”.

Origin: Old Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Proto-Indo-European, Ancient Greek

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Variants:

  • Alanna (English)
  • Alannah (English, Irish)
  • Allana (English)
  • Alaina (English)
  • Alayna (English)
  • Alanis (English)
  • Alannis (English)
  • Allyn (English)
  • Alyn (English)
  • Allynne (English)
  • Elaina (English)

 

Male forms:

  • Alan (English, Scottish, Breton, French)
  • Allan (English, Scottish, Danish)
  • Allen (English, Scottish)
  • Allyn (English)
  • Alyn (English)
  • Alain (French)
  • Alen (Croatian, Slovene)
  • Ailín (Irish)
  • Alun (Welsh)

 

 

 

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