Alaina Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Alaina:
A variant form of Elaine, a French cognate of the Greek Helenē (light, torch, bright). Alternatively, Alaina is used as a Scottish feminine form of Alan. Var: Alayna, Alena, Allaina, Allayna, Olena.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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This is my daughter's name...but I spelled it Alayna. I agree with Alaina's comments below... My daughter always is told what a beautiful name she has and the cons are correct too, people call her all sorts of variations and spell it many ways! But it is a beautiful name!!! Her nick name is Ally or Laney
I had a teacher called Alaina. On the timetable it was misspelled as Ailaina, so everyone went around all year calling her Eyeliner. The nickname stuck, not that she minded too much.
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My first name is Alaina (born in 1982).
pros: I have received many comments over the years about what a beautiful name it is. It is a more unusual name that you don't hear everyday. It was a good fit with my maiden name, and it flows well with my married name. I don't think there are many last names it wouldn't go with.
cons: It is regularly mispronounced, even though to me it is pretty straight forward. It is most commonly mispronounced E-laina, A-lina, Ali-ana, A-lana. Don't even get me started on how people spell it when they are writing it, I get the whole gamut of misspellings (it is a running joke in my office).
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- Meanings and history of the name Alaina: | Edit
Variant of of ALANA, probably influenced by ELAINE.
- Famous real-life people named Alaina: | Edit
Alaina Mathers, daugther of rapper Eminem
Alaina Reed, actress on Sesame Street in the 70's and television show 227 in the mid-80's.
- Alaina in song, story & screen: | Edit
Main character in the book "Ashes in the Wind" by Kathleen Woodiwiss
"Mockingbird" Song By Eminem