"divided in two"

Twain Origin and Meaning

The name Twain is a boy's name of English origin meaning "divided in two".

Twain can be thought of as a modernization (and possible namesake) of the dated Wayne, seasoned with the humor of Mark Twain, who adopted it from a river term.

Famous People Named Twain

  • Mark Twainpen name of American writer Samuel Langhorne Clemens (which he based on the cry of a Mississippi leadsman calling out the depth of the river at a particular point)
  • Shania Twain (birth name Eilleen Regina Edwards; Twain was the surname of her stepfatheran Ojibwa), Canadian country music singer