Cain

Cain - A very unique male name



  Dec 02,2021      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Cain appeared on the charts for the first time in 1971 on position #1661. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Cain and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Cain? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Cain. The baby boy name Cain was given to 248 baby boys in 2012, ranking #770 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,617 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Cain peaked in popularity 9 years ago in 2012 on position 770.



Famous with this name

Dean Cain
Ace Cain
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Cain is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Cain is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #375 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,617.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Cain is where you live.


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Cain origin and meaning

Cain is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Cain, pop culture references for the name Cain and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Cain

We've found the following names that sound similar to Cain, sorted by popularity.

Cohen / Chaim / Cason / Connie / Cannon / Casen / Canaan / Canyon / Coen / Cian /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012770
2011867
20101020
2009998
20081038
20071261
20061369
20051187
20041269
20031262
20021064
20011120
20001041
19991089
19981143
1997976
1996996
1995997
1994905
19931171
19921378
19912376
19902465
19892701
19881878
19861499
19851976
19841592
19821753
19811389
19801871
19791923
19771825
19761657
19741401
19731324
19721797
19711661

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico375
Nebraska388
Nevada453
California539
Arizona540
Indiana545
Iowa571
Ohio590
Pennsylvania597
Oregon635
Texas641
Colorado645
Wisconsin664
Washington683
Georgia692
Louisiana740
North Carolina801
Minnesota836
Illinois891
Virginia988
Florida1101
New York1617

Even more about Cain


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Cain a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Cain?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Cain
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 6,617
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1971
2012 births +248

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