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Alain is also widely used as a personal name and is the French form of Alan but also exists in English-speaking countries:








  • Alain Garant (born 1952), Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Alain Gaspoz (born 1970), Beninese football player who, is playing for FC Bagnes
  • Alain Geiger (born 1960), retired Swiss international football defender and current manager
  • Alain Gerbault (1893–1941), French aviator, tennis champion and sailor
  • Alain Gest (born 1950), French politician
  • Alain Gheerbrant (1920–2013), French writer, editor, poet and explorer
  • Alain Giletti (born 1939), French figure skater
  • Alain Giresse (born 1952), French professional football (soccer) midfielder
  • Alain Glavieux (died 2004), French professor in electrical engineering
  • Alain Goma (born 1972), former football player
  • Alain Goraguer (born 1931), French jazz pianist, sideman of Boris Vian and Serge Gainsbourg, arranger and composer
  • Alain Gouaméné (born 1966), former football goalkeeper from Côte d'Ivoire
  • Alain Gournac (born 1943), French politician and a member of the Senate of France
  • Alain Grandbois, CC (1900–1975), Quebecer poet born in Saint-Casimir, Quebec
  • Alain Guionnet (born 1954), French revisionist and a left-wing activist


  • Alain Haché (born 1970), experimental physicist and associate professor at the University of Moncton, Canada
  • Alain Hamer (born 1965), Luxembourgian football referee
  • Alain Héroux (born 1964), former professional ice hockey left winger
  • Alain Hertoghe (born 1959), Belgian journalist who worked for the French Catholic newspaper La Croix
  • Alain Houpert (born 1957), French politician and a member of the Senate of France
  • Alain Hutchinson (born 1949), Belgian politician and Member of the European Parliament


  • Alain Jacquet (1939–2008), French artist representative of the American Pop Art movement
  • Alain Jessua (1932–2017), French film director and screenwriter
  • Alain Johannes (born 1962), guitarist and member of the band Eleven
  • Alain Johns, fictional gunslinger in Stephen King's Dark Tower series of novels
  • Alain Joly, French businessman
  • Georges-Alain Jones (born 1975), French singer
  • Alain Joyandet (born 1954), French politician
  • Alain Juppé (born 1945), French right-wing politician, Prime Minister of France from 1995 to 1997







  • Alain Paquet (born 1961), Canadian politician, teacher and economist
  • Alain Pasquier (born 1942), French art historian specialising in ancient Greek art, museography and conservation
  • Alain Passard (born 1956), French chef and owner of the three star restaurant L'Arpège in Paris
  • Alain Payet (1947–2007), French director of Nazi exploitation and chic porn movies
  • Alain Pellegrini (born 1946), French général de Division
  • Alain Perrin (born 1956), French football manager and former footballer
  • Alain Peyrefitte (1925–1999), French scholar and politician
  • Alain Poher (1909–1996), French centrist politician
  • Alain Poiré (1917–2000), French film producer and screenwriter
  • Alain Pons (born 1995), Gibraltarian footballer
  • Alain Pompidou (born 1942), French scientist and politician
  • Alain Portes (born 1961), French handball player
  • Alain Portmann (born 1981), Swiss football goalkeeper
  • Alain Prost (born 1955), French racing driver; Four Time Formula One World Champion
  • Alain Provost, French Landscape Architect




  • Alain Sailhac, Executive Vice President and Dean Emeritus at the French Culinary Institute in New York City
  • Alain Saint-Ogan (1895–1974), French comics author and artist
  • Alain Sarde (born 1952), French film producer and actor
  • Alain Sars (born 1961), retired French professional football referee
  • Alain Savary (1918–1988), French Socialist politician
  • Alain Schmitt (born 1983), French judoka
  • Alain Schultz (born 1983), Swiss association footballer
  • Alain Senderens, leading French chef credited as one of the founders of Nouvelle Cuisine
  • Alain Sergile, Haitian swimmer who lived in Roswell, Georgia
  • Alain Silver, US film and music producer, and reviewer, historian and writer on film topics, especially film noir and horror films
  • Alain Simard (businessman), President and CEO of L'Équipe Spectra since its inception in 1977
  • Alain Soral (born 1958), French sociologist, essayist, and film maker, as well as being the author of several polemical essays
  • Alain Souchon (born 1944), French singer, songwriter and actor
  • Alain Suguenot (born 1951), member of the National Assembly of France
  • Alain Suied (1951–2008), French poet and translator
  • Alain Supiot, French legal scholar
  • Alain Sutter (born 1968), Swiss football player
  • Alain Sylvestre (born 1979), professional Canadian kickboxer


  • Alain Tabourian, Lebanese politician of Armenian origin
  • Alain Tanner (born 1929), Swiss film director
  • Alain Tardif (born 1946), Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons
  • Alain Touraine (born 1925), French sociologist born in Hermanville-sur-Mer
  • Alain Touwaide (born 1953), Belgian historian of medicine and sciences currently researching at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D. C.
  • Alain Traoré (born 1988), Burkinabé football (soccer) midfielder
  • Alain Trudel (born 1966), Canadian musician, composer and conductor
  • Alain Turnier, Haitian historian


  • Alain Vanzo (1928–2002), French opera singer and composer
  • Alain Vasselle (born 1947), member of the Senate of France representing the Oise department
  • Alain Vasseur (born 1948), French professional road bicycle racer
  • Alain Viala, professor of French Literature at the University of Oxford and the University of Paris III
  • Alain Vidalies (born 1951), member of the National Assembly of France
  • Alain Vigneault (born 1961), the head coach of the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL
  • Alain Vivien (born 1938), French Socialist Party (PS) politician


  • Alain Weill (born 1946), French art critic, expert in graphic design and advertising
  • Alain Wertheimer (1949), French businessman who owns a controlling interest in the House of Chanel with his brother Gerard
  • Alain Whyte (pronounced Alan) (born 1967), English guitarist, singer, and songwriter
  • Alain Wicki, Swiss skeleton racer
  • Alain Williams (born 1954), British sprint canoeist


  • Alain Bédouma Yoda (born 1951), Burkinabé politician and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation


  • Alain Zoubga (born 1953), medical doctor and politician in Burkina Faso


  • Alain, recurring character in the Pokemon anime series

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