♂ Name Cain – origin, meaning & pronunciation of the name Cain

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Cain is a ♂ male name.

Origin of Cain

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

Meaning of Cain

The meaning of Cain is not clear. Cain 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 Cain

Alternate spelling of Cain

Caïn Kain

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