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Meaning and name origin

Twain \t-wain\ as a boy's name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Twain is "divided in two". Made famous by American writer Mark Twain, who got his name from the calls of river boatmen. His original name was Samuel Clemens.


Twain has 2 variant forms: Twaine and Twayn.


Twain is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Twain for boys. Twain has not been ranked in the Top 1000/100 so far. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Twain name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Twain is also pronounced similarly to Tan, Thaine and Twan. Other suggested similar baby names are Dwain, Owain and Swain. These names tend to be more commonly used than Twain.