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


Kain is a ♂ boy’s name.

Origin of the name 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.

What is the meaning of the name 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

Variants of the name Kain

Cain Caïn

Popularity of the name Kain

The name Kain is ranked #4205 overall.

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