[ 1 syll. cai(n), ca-in ] The baby boy name Cain is pronounced KEYN in English †. Cain's origin is Hebrew and Celtic, and its use, English and Welsh. Biblical name: From Hebrew roots, its meaning is 'lance, spear'. Qáyin (Hebrew) is an older form of Cain. In the Bible, Cain was the first son of Adam and Eve; he killed his brother Abel out of jealousy.
Cain is a variant of Kane (English and Irish).
Cain is somewhat popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been increasing since the 2000s. At the modest height of its usage in 2014, 0.016% of baby boys were given the name Cain. Its ranking then was #726. In 2018, it ranked at #864 with a usage of 0.013%. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Cain, Kane was the most regularly used. Its use outnumbered Cain's by 4 times in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Cain: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"