[ syll. blai-ne, bl-a-ine ] The baby boy name Blaine is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. Its pronunciation is BL-N †. Blaine is an English name of Scottish origin. The name's meaning is little yellow one, one who serves Saint Blane. The first name is derived from the Scottish surname Blane, itself from the Scottish first name Bláán of the Gaelic element 'bla'. The surname was borne by the 6th-century Saint Blane, a bishop and missionary to the Picts. The first name has been used by English speakers since the early 20th century.
Blaine is a widely used name; it has 22 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Blaen, Blaene, Blaenee, Blaeney, Blaeni, Blaenie, Blaeny, Blain, Blainee, Blainey, Blaini, Blainie, Blainy, Blane, Blayn, Blaynee, Blayney, Blayni, Blaynie, and Blayny. The variant spelling Blayne is another English form. A variant of Blaine in other languages is Blaan (Scottish).
Blaine is a classic favorite. At present it is still somewhat popular as a baby name for boys, though it was in more widespread use previously. The name's popularity rose from the 1900s up to the 2000s; before that, it was of very modest use only. At the height of its usage in 2001, 0.030% of baby boys were given the name Blaine. It ranked at #406 then. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity. In 2018, its usage was 0.013% and its ranking #883, but it was nonetheless the most frequently used within all boy names in its group. Blaine has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.
Baby names that sound like Blaine include Blain, Balwinn, Balwinne, Blaan, Blaen, Blaene, Blane, Blayn, Blayne, Balin, Baline, Balwenn, Balwenne, Balwin, Balwine, Balwyn, Balwynn, Balwynne, Balyn, and Baylin.
† Pronunciation for Blaine: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"