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What does Kain mean?

Kain Pronunciation of Kain [kain] as a boys' name is pronounced kayn. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Kain is "acquire". Variant of Kenan. Biblical: refers to the tribe of Kenites or to a city in Judah. See also Cain.

Affiliated boy name: Kane.

Associated with: biblical.


2 alternative forms via Cain, Kenan: Caine and Kaine.

Creative forms:
(male) Keein, Khain, ..

(female) Kada, Katen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kain Tylan (K.T.), ..

How popular is Kain?

Kain is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#6651 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kain was first listed in 1994 and reached its top rank of #1201 in the U.S. in 2014, and is currently at #1387. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Cain (#743 the previous year), Caine, Kaine (#1379), Kane (#430) and Kenan (#1665) are the popular related forms of Kain (#1387 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Kain is at its most widespread presently (average #1267). Cain and Kane are two of the more chic names for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kain, Cain, Caine, Kaine, Kane, Kenan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kain is alike in pronunciation to Con, Conn, Kahn, Kayne, Kean, Keane, Keen, Keene, Ken, Kenn, Keon, Keyne, Khan, Khanh, Kian, Kiean, Quin and Quinn. Other recommended names are Aarin, Adin, Alain, Alin, Amin, Arin, Bain, Dain, Davin, Fain, Iain, Jalin, Jasin, Kadin, Kadir, Kadon, Kadyn, Kael, Kagan, Kahan, Kahil, Kai, Kaiden, Kaidin, Kail, Kaimi, Kairn, Kairne, Kalil, Kalin, Kalvin, Kam, Kamil, Kana, Kano, Karl, Karny (see Kearney), Kasie, Kason, Katlin, Kay, Kaydin, Kim, King, Klint, Kris, Malin, Odin, Olin, Owain, Owin, Pain, Rain, Swain, Talin, Wain and Zain. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kain.