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What does Gaines mean?

Gaines Pronunciation of Gaines [gaines] as a boys' name. May be linked to modern day use of "gain", meaning "to get".

Associated with: modern.


Gaines has 3 variants: Gains, Gayne and Gaynes.

Creative forms:
(male) Goones, ..

(female) Gaiger, Gaina, ..

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)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested 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.