Name Caïn

Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Caïn

Caïn is a ♂ male name.

Origin of Caïn

Caïn is a French variant of the Hebrew name Kain. In Germany, it is forbidden to name your child Kain, because it’s a negative name. Kain was the first son of Adam and Eve and killed his brother Abel.

Meaning of Caïn

The meaning of Caïn is not clear. Caïn could mean “acquired” (from Hebrew “qnh” = to acquire), but as well “spear”, “craftsman” (cf. Ethyopian “kin” = craft), “smith” (from Arabic “qayn” or Palmyrenic “qaynāyā/קיניא”) or “minister”, “administrator” (from Jewish-Aramaic “qeynā’ah/קֶינָאָה”).

Pronunciation of Caïn

Variants of the name Caïn

Cain Kain

Caïn in the categories

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Name Statistic: Caïn is ranked #6306 overall ↑↑ 586

  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 75 ↑↑ 13195
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 110 ↑↑ 412
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 295 ↑↑ 373
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 920 ↓ -39
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 1760 ↓ -45
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 1809 ↓ -20
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 2676 ↑↑ 3361
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 2902 ↓↓ -367
  • 🇫🇷 France: 3311 ↓↓ -295
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 3912 ↑↑ 4288
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 4514 ↑↑ 9318
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 4779 ↑↑ 144
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 7393 ↑↑ 4567
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 8339 ↓↓ -151
  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 10745 ↓↓ -2103
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 13419 ↓↓ -2687
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 13526 ↓↓ -258
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 13961 ↓↓ -332
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 14015 ↓↓ -265

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Name Caïn

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