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Gender: Male Meaning of Gaines: "trickery" Origin of Gaines: English

The name Gaines is a boy's name meaning "trickery". Gaines and is often added to lists like Athletic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "*Long & Accurate Generations CAF (with birthdays)*".

From the experts:

A fairly common surname, with little appeal but a profit motive as a first name.

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Famous People Named Gaines

Gaines Adams, American NFL player
Macey Gaines Byington, daughter of American family vloggers Cullen & Katie

Pop Culture References for the name Gaines


MaryKathryn Says:


This is a name that's popular in the South, but I don't think it's that cute. Sounds like something you'd buy at a grocery store.