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What does Twain mean?

Twain Pronunciation of Twain as a boys' 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH famous, river


VARIANTS Twaine, Twayn

(male) Twany, ..

(female) Twana, ..

Twain Phillip (T.P.), ..

How popular is Twain?

Twain is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Twain is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Twain has yet to be recorded in the list so far. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Twain is alike in pronunciation to Tan, Teun, Thaine, Ton, Toon and Twan. 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, Swain, Tait, Talin, Tarin, Tavin, Tevin, Tobin, Torin, Trai, Trail, Tynin, Wain and Zain. These names tend to be more frequently used than Twain.

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