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What does Swain mean?

Swain Pronunciation of Swain as a boys' name is an Old Norse and Old English name, and Swain means "boy, lad; one who herds swine". Swain is a variant form of Sven (Old Norse). Swain is also a variation of Swaine (Old English).

RELATED TO -in, norse, old english

Variations

VARIANTS Swen, Swayne, Swayn

RELATIONS VIA SVEN, SWAINE Svein, Sveinn

CREATIVE FORMS
(male) Swana, ..

(female) Swaia, ..


MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
Swain Alan (S.A.), ..

How popular is Swain?

Swain is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent surname for all people (#1338 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

Sven is the only prominent alternative form of Swain (OUTSIDE TOP 2000). Other variants, like Swayn, are seldom used. This relation of Swain was popular as a baby name during 1970-1979 (#1699). (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2015)



Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sven in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Swain is alike in pronunciation to Cian, Seann, Syon, Xan, Zain, Zaine, Zan and Zann. Other recommended sound-alike names are Alain, Bain, Blain, Brain, Cain, Crain, Dain, Dewain, Duwain, Dwain, Ewin, Fain, Gawain, Gwin, Iain, Kain, Owain, Owin, Pain, Rain, Sabin, Said, Sail, Saint, Savin, Sean, Shaan, Shai, Shaine, Shan, Shann, Shaun, Shawn, Shayn, Slavin, Slawin (see Slavin), Stan, Stein, Twain and Wain. These names tend to be more frequently used than Swain.

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