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What does Zain mean?

Zain Pronunciation of Zain [zain] as a boys' name is of Hindi origin, and the meaning of Zain is "godly light".

Affiliated boy name: Zane.

Associated with: light (bright).


Creative forms:
(male) Zainc, Zanin, ..

(female) Zaino, Zaka, ..

Middle name pairings:
Zain Alan (Z.A.), ..

How popular is Zain?

Zain is a rare first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#85297 out of 150436, Top 57%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Zain entered the list in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #663 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #714 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. The only other prominent alternative form of Zain (#714 in 2015) ranked in the Top 2000 is Zane (#233 in 2015). Adoption of these forms of Zain was at its most widespread less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.11%) and has remained as conventional to this day (adoption 0.11%, 6%). Zain and Zane are two of the more fashionable names for newborns here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zain, Zane in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Zain is alike in pronunciation to Cian, Seann, Swain, Swaine, Swayn, Swen, Syon, Xan, Zaine, Zan, Zann, Zayne and Zion. Other recommended names are Aarin, Alain, Alin, Amin, Bain, Blain, Cain, Dain, Darin, Davin, Dwain, Edin, Eoin, Erin, Evin, Ewin, Fagin, Fain, Farin, Fin, Galin, Gavin, Glin, Havin, Hazin, Hein, Iain, Jalin, Jamin, Jarin, Kadin, Kain, Kalin, Larin, Lin, Malin, Nalin, Odin, Olin, Orin, Owain, Owin, Pain, Patin, Quin, Rain, Sabin, Savin, Talin, Tarin, Tavin, Twain, Vin, Wain, Yamin, Zach, Zack, Zahir, Zaki, Zale, Zino and Ziv. These names tend to be more frequently used than Zain.

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