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Alaina

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Alaina

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Alaina in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Alaina:

  • Records indicate that 28,906 girls in the United States have been named Alaina since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2011, when 1,985 people in the U.S. were given the name Alaina. Those people are now 9 years old.

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    Comments about the name Alaina

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      14 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Alaina. I love it. It is unique and now one else has it. I have a lot of cool nicknames. And the name is overall amazing. No one would guess it as a name. I love it I couldn?t ask for a better name." Aug. 24, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alaina and I am so happy it is!Rarely anyone will pronounce it right or spell it correctly. It drives me insane! It doesn't help that my last name usually miss pronounced also. So my name is never really my name,ya know? But anyway, it's a gorgeous name. I love it!" Jun. 11, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name, it was going to be first borns name until we found out it was a boy. But now my beautiful girl Alaina Sofia is here. We call her Lainey sometimes for short, we get so many compliments on what a beautiful unique and different name it is. She may have been named that at its most popular time...she us two, but we have never met another one." Dec. 4, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Allaina Marie I love my name, but nobody has ever said it right they all ways say Elana Where do they get the E from? Shoot... my gradma has always called me lana she don't even say the A at all! lol I was born in '78" Sep. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I used to hate my name as a child because it was usually pronounced wrong and ALWAYS spelled wrong. I now appreciate the uniqueness of my name and think it's beautiful! I'm seven months pregnant with a girl and am desperately searching for a name I love as much as my own. My middle name is Janel" Aug. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Alaina, and I absolutely love it. It's unique, but not way out there either. Most people call me Alannah on accident. I receive many compliments about how pretty it is. My middle name is Rachel. Alaina Rachel:)" Mar. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am due to give birth in december 2009 and since the day I found out I was pregnant I said her name will be Alaina....such a pretty name and not trendy ! I hope it stays that way....everyone says how pretty it is when i mention her name ...I am giving her my aunts middle name of Jane, we lost her of a sudden heart attack a few months ago and what a blow to us that was...we were devastated so I am naming my daughter Alaina Jane :)" Sep. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our daughter is named Alaina. She is often called "ALANA" instead. We LOVE the name though!" Mar. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my daughter's name. She was born July of 2007. This was my favorite from the beginning. I kept thinking about other names but kept coming back to Alaina. It's unique but beautiful at the same time. People always wonder how I spell it. Alana is what most people think. The i gives it a little more character I think." Aug. 1, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my first born Alaina. It is unusual but not weird. We have had a big laugh over a newspaper article that said parents who chose this name should be asked what they were smoking at the time! No way! It's a beautiful name for a beautiful young woman (born in '85)" May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are naming our daughter Alaina after untold hours of exhaustive research to find the perfect name. How it came to us we don't know, but it's a keeper. We love that it's "on the chart" but isn't too popular and definitely not trendy." Mar. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "my favorite name for a girl, I want to name my first daughter Alaina!" Sep. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think this is a beautiful name; I will name my daughter Alaina." Jul. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughters name is Alayna, and it is perfect, a beautiful name, that fits her perfectly, everyone always tells me how pretty it is!" Nov. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "My name is alaina,i hate it. There are no good nicknames for my name. I dont really like to be called laniey,thats what my childhood nick name was. Or lu-bug, or laniey-bug, I liked them as a kid but i dont anymore." Jun. 29, 2017: Report as inappropriate

      11 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Alaina, pronounced uh-LAYN-uh, Sheree. Alaina means (cheerful) and Sheree means (dear/darling). So, you know, Cheerful Darling! In my experience people rarely mispronounce it. I'm often told that it's a beautiful/pretty name. As far as nick names go my siblings sometimes call me Laina/Naina, and my parents (used) to call me Laina-babes." Oct. 26, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister's name. She was born in 1963. Mom made it up by modifying the French man's name, "Alain". So that may be the starting point." Apr. 27, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My loving daughters name is Alaina,, she is my life and i love him very much.. i cant live without Alaina... she is so cute like a baby doll.. and i see me in Alaina... she is my whole life...." Oct. 13, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Expecting my second daughter soon, and love this name... however a bit concerned that with the 'traditional' spelling Alaina, people will pronouce it wrong.... :/ any suggestions on alternative spelling?" Dec. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. My dad wanted an Elaine and my mom wanted an Alanna...I became Alaina. Born in 1974, I don't know that I ever met another person my age with the name. I think it's beautiful, and if people can't pronounce it, they need to go back and learn basic phonics. (I once had someone insist my name was "allah-eena") I'd love to know other middle names with Alaina...mine's Suzanne." Jan. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a friend named Alaina and no teachers can ever pronounce it right! I don't understand, it seems pretty simple if you know how to read, but somehow they always mess it up lol!" Jun. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a friend named Alaina and no teachers can ever pronounce it right! I don't understand, it seems pretty simple if you know how to read, but somehow they always mess it up lol!" Jun. 21, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE my name and the way it's spelled. But I've had many problems with people mispronouncing it, instead saying Alana, Aliana, anything other than Alaina. I even tell them it's like Elaine, just with a's in place of the e's. Sometimes that still doesn't work. However, I wouldn't change my name for anything and I've always received compliments about it." Feb. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Ailana but it's not in here and this is the closest thing." Jul. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name, no one ever pronounces or spells it right.. But i love it and have never met anyone with the same name!" Aug. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name. Yes, some people do pronounce it wrong. Its pronounced [Uh-Lay-Nuhh]. No, I dont meet anyone else with this name. Very occasionally, but never face to face. I get jealous when people have my name. I always feel like it was mine first. Ive met youngsters with my name, maybe thats why Ive felt that way. I love my name and I love how its very uncommon yet beautiful." Jun. 25, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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