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What does Paine mean?

Paine Pronunciation of Paine as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Paine) is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Paine is "countryman, rustic villager, peasant". Thomas Paine (18th century) was an influential political theorist during the American Revolution, and wrote "The Rights of Man" which supported the French Revolution.


ASSOCIATED WITH peasant (farmer), 18th century


VARIANTS Pain, Payne

(male) Pane, ..

(female) Paian, ..

Paine Khaza (P.K.), ..

How popular is Paine?

Paine is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#3841 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

The only popular alternative form of Paine (NOT RANKED) is Payne. Adoption of this form of Paine was more pronounced 2 decades ago (#1148). (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Similar Names

Paine is alike in pronunciation to Pen and Penn. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Bane, Bayne, Blaine, Boine, Caine, Cairne, Carne, Craine, Daine, Dane, Dayne, Dwaine, Faine, Fane, Fraine, Gaine, Gayne, Heine, Janne, Kaine, Kairne, Kane, Kayne, Kline, Laine, Lane, Layne, Mayne, Nairne, Pace, Page, Paice, Paige, Parke, Parnel, Patin, Pavle, Pawnee, Payce, Payge, Pike, Pink, Pino, Price, Prime, Prince, Prinz, Prinze, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Shaine, Swaine, Thaine, Twaine, Vane, Wayne, Zaine, Zane and Zayne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Paine.

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