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Cain meaning and name origin
Cain \cain\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Cain), is pronounced kayn. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Cain is "acquired; spear". The same name in Welsh means "beautiful". Biblical: Cain, the firstborn son of Adam and Eve, killed his brother in jealous anger and spent the rest of his life as a wanderer in exile. Has a different source from the similar-sounding Kane or Cian.
Cain has 3 variant forms: Caine, Kain and Kaine.
Baby names that sound like Cain are Conn, Con, Gaine, Gwin, Kahn and Quin.
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Popularity of Cain
Cain is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#486 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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