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What does Swaine mean?

Swaine Pronunciation of Swaine [swaine] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Swaine is "one who herds swine". Occupational name. Swine is an old term for pigs. The first Danish king of England (11th century) was named Swain, a name which may also be related to Sven.

Associated with: old english, occupational, old, king, england.


Swaine has 3 variants: Swain, Swayn and Swayne.

3 more different relations via Sven, Swain: Svein, Sveinn and Swen.

Creative forms:
(male) Swaina, Swaino, ..

(female) Swaina, Swainy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Swaine Benicio (S.B.), ..

How popular is Swaine?

Swaine is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#40622 out of 150436, Top 27%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only popular variation form of Swaine (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000 is Sven. Other variants, like Sveinn, are seldom used. Adoption of this relation of Swaine reached its highest in the 1970s (#1699). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Swaine is alike in pronunciation to Seann, Zain, Zaine, Zane and Zayne. Other recommended names are Blaine, Caine, Craine, Daine, Duwaine, Dwain, Dwaine, Dwane, Dwayne, Faine, Fraine, Gaine, Gawaine, Gwayne, Kaine, Laine, Owain, Paine, Raine, Saige, Saint, Sean, Shaan, Shaine, Shan, Shane, Shani, Shann, Shaun, Shawn, Shawnee, Shawney, Shawnie, Shawnn, Shayn, Shayne, Slaide, Sweeney, Sweeny, Thaine, Twain and Twaine. These names tend to be more frequently used than Swaine.

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