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Gender: M Meaning of Zain: "beauty, grace" Origin of Zain: Variation of Zayn, Arabic Zain's Popularity in 2015: #714

Zayn and the more Western-friendly Zain sound exactly like the popular Zane but have a different root, in Arabic and African cultures. The name was made familiar to Europeans and Americans by British singer-songwriter Zayn, born Zain Malik. This is an easily-translated choice for a family that wants to bridge cultures, but you have to accept that people will be forever spelling the name "wrong".

Famous People Named Zain

Zain Javadd "Zayn" Malik, English singer; former member of music group One Direction
Zain Asher (female), CNN contributor

Pop Culture References for the name Zain