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Gender: Male Pronunciation: care-n Meaning of Cairn: "mound of rocks" Origin of Cairn: Scottish

The name Cairn is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "mound of rocks". Cairn and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

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In Scotland, a cairn is a heap of stones placed as a memorial or to support a beacon. This gives the name a rugged, timeless quality that is very appealing at present.

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Pop Culture References for the name Cairn

Cairns are used to denote hiking trails.
Cairn Terrier, dog breed similar to West Highland White Terrier



RebeccaRose Says:


Okay the author of this is clearly not outdoorsy... a cairn is a pile of rocks left on a trail to let hikers know they are on the right path. It's a guide, a solace, a way to interact with nature without disrupting it... definitely appealing. It would be a great middle name for a girl or boy