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What does Wain mean?

Wain Pronunciation of Wain [wain] as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the name Wain means "wagon builder or driver". Wain is a variant form of Wayne (Old English): occupational name.

Associated with: old english.


Wain has 1 variant: Wayn.

Creative forms:
(male) Warin, Wein, ..

(female) Waga, Wana, ..

Middle name pairings:
Wain Antwan (W.A.), ..

How popular is Wain?

Wain is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#26446 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only popular related form of Wain (unlisted) is Wayne (#749 from current records). Adoption of this relation of Wain was common 8 decades ago (#33) and is now significantly diminished (#749, 96.7%), with Wayne becoming somewhat dated. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Wain is pronounced similarly to Ean, Eann, Eian, Eion, Eoin, Eon, Euan, Euen, Ewan, Ewen, Ewin, Iain, Ian, Ion, Iwan, Juan, Owain, Owen, Owin, Win, Winn, Wyn, Wynn, Wynne and Yann. Other suggested similar names are Adin, Amin, Bain, Blain, Brain, Cain, Dain, Davin, Dwain, Eadin, Edin, Erin, Evin, Fain, Farin, Galin, Gwin, Hazin, Jalin, Jamin, Jasin, Kain, Kalin, Larin, Lin, Malin, Nalin, Orin, Pain, Quin, Rain, Sabin, Savin, Talin, Tavin, Vin, Waits, Wake, Wald, Walwin, Ward, Ware, Warrin, Wasim, Way, Waylin, Wil, Wim, Yamin and Zain. These names tend to be more frequently used than Wain.

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