A variant of Alana and Elaine, this name has French, Greek, and Scottish roots and means “light, torch, bright.” Knowing your child will light up your world (and be awake before daylight most mornings), this name is a sensible choice.
Ali, Ally, Allie, Laine, Laney.
Famous people named Alaina:
adoptive daughter of rapper Eminem; actress seen on 227 and Sesame Street Alaina Hall Reed; actress Alaina Huffman.
Alaina first appeared on the name charts in 1947.