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Cain Meaning


What does Cain mean?

The name Cain is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Cain is "possessed".

It is also of French origin, where its meaning is "old battlefield".

Cain is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Cain.

The Given Name Cain

The biblical name Cain, has a wonderfully appealing quality.

Simple yet valiant, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Cain is also great as a middle name.

Cain falls into the biblical name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Cain Ball.

Cain Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 864 in baby name popularity for boys with 251 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 841 in baby name popularity for boys with 262 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Cain has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Cain Name Popularity Page.

Cain Related Names

Famous Cains

  • Cain ~ Biblical Character (Gen. 4:1)
  • Cain Ball ~ Far From the Madding Crowd character

Cain Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Cain.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Cain Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Cain in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Cain.

Just for fun, see the name Cain in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Cain in Nautical Flags page.