Name Kain – origin and meaning

Kain is a male name.

Origin of Kain

Kain is a biblical name of Hebrew origin. 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 Kain

The meaning of Kain is not clear. Kain 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 Kain

Alternate spelling of Kain

Cain Caïn

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