Cain - Meaning of Cain
What does Cain mean?
[ 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 has 14 variants that are used in English and foreign languages. Variants used in English include Caen, Caene, Caine, Caín, Cane, Cayn, Cayne, Kaine, and Kayne.
Foreign variants of Cain include Caïn (French), Kabil (Turkish), Kain (German), Qayel (Ethiopian), and Qayen (Ethiopian).
See also the related categories, spear (warrior), english, son (heir), brother, biblical, hebrew, welsh, celtic, and adam.
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.
Baby names that sound like Cain include Caine, Cane, Cayn, Cayne, Kain, Kaine, Kayn, Kayne, Keyne, Caen, Caene, Cahn, Caín, Caïn, Cam, Camm, Canh, Cene, Céin, and Chem.
† Pronunciation for Cain: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
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