Name Cain Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Cain


Cain is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name 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.

What does the name Cain mean?

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

Variants of the name Cain

Caïn Kain

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Popularity of the name Cain

The name Cain is ranked #5919 overall.

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