Gender: Male Meaning of Cain: "spear; possessed" Origin of Cain: Hebrew Cain's Popularity in 2019: #805

Cain Origin and Meaning

The name Cain is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "spear; possessed".

Biblical name Cain was, until recently, seldom heard outside of the Old Testament and soap operas. Although Cain's murderous actions will always make this name difficult for some, Cain, Eve and Adam's firstborn, was a farmer - making this a good choice for those with farming connections. Long outshone by Abel, Cain is starting to find a broader audience, helped along by homophones Kane or Caine.

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Rank in US: #805

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Raichugirl Says:


This is my nephew's name. Ten years old, bright eyed happy go lucky little guy, despite the name he's the sweetest thing ever. I can see why people tend to shy away from this name but without looking at the negative story about it, it's a really nice name. Short and sweet.

snowsbeloved Says:


Oy! Skip this one.