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What does Blain mean?

Blain Pronunciation of Blain [blain] as a boys' name is pronounced blayn. It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Blain is "yellow". Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name BlŠŠn, derived from Gaelic "blŠ". May also possibly mean "slender" in Gaelic. Name of an early Celtic saint (sixth century). Magician David Blaine.

Associated with: gaelic, yellow (gold), slender (little), saint.


Blain has 4 variants: Blaine, Blane, Blaney and Blayne.

Creative forms:
(male) Biain, Blamin, ..

(female) Blaind, Blana, ..

Middle name pairings:
Blain Mahdi (B.M.), ..

How popular is Blain?

Blain is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#6941 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Blain reached its highest rank of #1445 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Blain name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Blain outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Blain are Blaine (#648 from recent data), Blayne (#1861) and Blane. These forms of Blain were popular as baby names a decade ago (adoption of 0.04%) and are somewhat less popular today (adoption 0.03%, 41% less).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Blain, Blaine, Blane, Blayne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Blain and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alain, Albain, Albin, Aldin, Alin, Allain, Allin, Aloin, Alpin, Aluin, Alvin, Alwin, Bail, Bain, Ban, Beagin, Bevin, Bjarn, Black, Blade, Blair, Blaire, Blais, Blaise, Blaize, Blake, Blase, Blasien, Blayr, Blaze, Bodin, Boltin, Bowin, Bradin, Brain, Bran, Brann, Bruin, Cain, Crain, Dain, Dwain, Eldin, Elgin, Eljin, Elvin, Elwin, Fain, Flin, Glin, Iain, Kain, Klein, Olin, Owain, Pain, Rain, Slavin, Slawin (see Slavin), Swain, Twain, Wain and Zain. These names tend to be more commonly used than Blain.

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