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Twain

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Gender: Male Meaning of Twain: "divided in two" Origin of Twain: English

The name Twain is a boy's name of English origin meaning "divided in two". Twain and is often added to lists like Literary Baby Names Inspired by Authors and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Twain

Mark Twain, pen 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 stepfather, an Ojibwa), Canadian country music singer

Pop Culture References for the name Twain

Twane, Tway, Trawyne, Tawine, Twayn, Twaine, Twan

Comments

zsazsa00 Says:

2017-08-21T17:39:07

I like the name Twain, not sure if I like the Twaine spelling better yet. It has literary and nature roots which I like. However, the meaning is a little worry some.
I learned what the word twain meant when reading Macbeth as someone had been "cut in twain, from neck to groin" (or something like that, not going to look up the actual line). And it stuck with me as it was quite the graphic scene. Also in the adult cartoon Ugly Americans there is a character called Twain the Boneraper. He is a demon so I thought the name was quite fitting knowing its meaning. That was when I realized it could be used as a name, and I began looking into how the word could be used in other non violent contexts... but still despite liking it I worry it will be an unlucky name for a baby.