Iain

Iain - A very unique male name



  Jul 27,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Iain, meaning God is gracious, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1970 on position #1832. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Iain and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Iain? 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 Iain. The baby boy name Iain was given to 22 baby boys in 2012, ranking #2236 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 74,594 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Iain peaked in popularity 14 years ago in 2003 on position 1210.



Famous with this name

Iain Glen
Iain Boden
Iain Morris


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Iain is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Iain is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #1,483 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,109.

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 Iain is where you live.


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Iain origin and meaning

Iain is a 4 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means God is gracious. To see famous people named Iain, pop culture references for the name Iain and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Iain

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

Ian / Imani / Iman / Iann / Inman / Ioane /

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
20122236
20112921
20102573
20092157
20081902
20072323
20061805
20051442
20041281
20031210
20021471
20011409
20001367
19991404
19981716
19971691
19961294
19951569
19942142
19933324
19921790
19912214
19903190
19892263
19882791
19872113
19862587
19852493
19842117
19832111
19822382
19811937
19771763
19762057
19701832

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas1483
New York1887
California2109

Even more about Iain


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 Iain 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 Iain?

2 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
2003
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Iain
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 74,594
Letter count 4
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1970
2012 births +22

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