Cain name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Hebrew and Celtic
Usage: English and Welsh
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Cain cain
Meaning: Craftsman, Warrior's Son, Spear, Archaic, Acquired, Lance, Beautiful, The Crop Grower and Oldest Child of Adam and Eve
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What does Cain mean?

Noteworthy Cain is used predominantly in Welsh and English, Cain means "Craftsman, Warrior's Son, Spear, Archaic, Acquired, Lance, Beautiful, The Crop Grower or Oldest Child of Adam and Eve" and originated from Hebrew and Celtic is given to boys.

Cain is form of illustrous Kane. Kane is variant of Cathán. Kane is equivalent of Kani in Swedish language. Kane's meaning is The Eastern Sky, Little Battle and Beautiful has origin in French and Welsh.

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How do I pronounce Cain?

The most common way to pronounce one syllabled Cain is cain. The name can also be pronounced as kane.

Variants of Cain

Caine, Kane, Cathán, Kani, Cathan, Canee, Kaniel

Names that rhyme with Cain

How popular is the name Cain?

Cain used to be a common name in United States, first appeared in 1910 and over 5929 babies have been given the name in 82 years. At the peak of its usage in 2014,.

However after 82 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but it is still going strong. Also, Cain used to be a common name in England and Wales, first appeared in 1996 and over 1949 babies have been given the name in 23 years.

When at the peak of its usage in 2001,. But after 23 years, the name has lost its appeal a bit and is now ranking low.

Cain is a rare baby name in France and may not be used now since it isn't seen since 2004.

Cain is a common name in Mexico and Zimbabwe while somewhat familiar name in South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Ecuador, Zambia, Malaysia, Peru, England, Malawi, Australia, India, Philippines, El Salvador and Honduras.

At least, 10000 people globally have carried Cain as their given name according to our findings.

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Cain in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Cain?

Your motto is: be the change you want to see in the world and make a difference while you are alive. You want to inspire people to do more in life and thrive to accomplish more. People who know you describe you as driven and ambitious. If you do things that require passion and courage, your heart grows. Planning is what keeps your mind in shape. Deep inside you want someone to take over your dominance and take over the control.

Other names liked by soon-to-be-parents that are similar to Cain

  •  Gwennaïck means White or Happy has its origin in Celtic
  •  Gaël means Celtic Tribe, About 500 Bc Before Our Era or Who Invaded the British Isles or Settled In Wales is of Celtic and Old Norse origin and a baby boy name is commonly used in Finnish, Swedish and Danish
  •  Cera - Of Old Irish, Celtic and French origin, Offbeat Cera is used as a girl name, Cera means "Bright Red" is notably used in Irish and English
  •  Tanig - The Tanig has origin in Celtic, Tanig means "Legendary Celtic Hero"
  •  Monroe - Long standing and Preeminent Monroe mostly is used in English has its origin in Scottish and Celtic, meaning of Monroe is "From the Mouth of the Roe or From the Red Swamp" is a gender insensitive name

Sibling Names for Cain

Are you searching for the perfect name for your new little one? If you have decided on the name Cain, why not consider some equally unique and meaningful names for his siblings? Here are some suggestions that pair well with Cain and will help your children stand out in a crowd.

Sister for Cain

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Famous people named Cain

  • Cain and Abel, ; }} are the first two sons of Adam and Eve
  • Cain Ackland, Australian rules football player formerly
  • Cain DeVore in movie Sand Trap as Actor


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques,
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