What does Gaines mean?
Gaines [gaines] as a boys' name. May be linked to modern day use of "gain", meaning "to get".
Associated with: modern.
(male) Gainess, Goones, ..
(female) Gainesja, .. Middle name pairings:
Gaines Giovanni (G.G.), ..
How popular is Gaines?
Gaines is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#739 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Gaines reached its peak rank of #1229 in the U.S. in the 1890s, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Barnes, Caine, Daine, Faine, Gaige, Gaile, Gaine, Gainer, Gainor, Gaius, Ganesh, Ganesha (see Ganesh), Gannet, Garner, Garnet, Gayner, Giannes, Giannis, Giannos, Giles▼, Hannes, Kaine, Laine, Magnes, Paine, Raine, Rainer, Raines, Rains, Raynes and Zaine. Like Gaines, these names are not commonly used.