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Origin of the name ALAIN.
Etymology of the name ALAIN.
Meaning of the baby name ALAIN.


ALAIN.  A French form of Alan (q.v.), of uncertain etymology, variously rendered "fair, handsome," and "bright, clear, lucid." (Warwickshire Place Names, Duignan, 1912), "hunting dog," and "harmony."  Also see Allan.  In Arthurian legend, this is the name of a Fisher king.  Usage: America, France, Italy, Switzerland.
    Alain LeRoy Locke (d. 1954), was an American writer and philosopher.  Alain Robbe-Grillet (d. 2008), was a French filmmaker and writer.  Alain de Botton, a Swiss writer.  Alain Elkann, an Italian novelist. (Wiki)

Alain de Lille (1114-1203), was one of the greatest divines of his age.  His admirers gave him the honorary title Universal Doctor (Lat. Doctor Universalis). (An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction, Wheeler, 1898)

... The third account, from the version of the Queste printed with the Lancelot and the Mort Artur in 1488, at Rouen, by Gaillard le Bourgeois, makes Galahad send greetings to the Fisher King and to his grandfather, King Pelles; it adds to Perceval's sister's account of how Pelles was wounded, the words, "he was Galahad's grandfather;" it adds to the account of Lancelot's visit to the Grail Castle, the words, "this was Castle Corbenic, where the Holy Grail was kept."  Before discussing these differences, it is advisable to see what the Grand St. Graal says on these points.  Here Alain, the Fisher King, son of Brons, is a virgin, and when Josephe commits the Grail to his care he empowers him to leave it to whom he likes (II, 360-39.)  In accordance with this Alain leaves the Grail to his brother Josue, with the title of Fisher King. (Studies on the Legend of the Holy Grail, Nutt, 1888)


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