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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Blain

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  • According to a user from Oregon, United States, the name Blain is of Unknown origin and means "Thin, yellow".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Blain
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  1. An inflammatory swelling or sore; a bulla, pustule, or blister."Blotches and blains must all his flesh emboss." [Milton.]
  2. [Far] A bladder growing on the root of the tongue of a horse, against the windpipe, and stopping the breath.

Etymology: OE. blein bleyn, AS. blēgen; akin to Dan. blegn, D. blein; perh. fr. the same root as E. bladder. See Bladder

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An inflammatory swelling or sore
Wiktionary
  1. A skin swelling or sore; a blister; a blotch.

blain was also found in the following language(s): Scots

Notable Persons Named Blain

Blain Michael "Moon" Griffon is a radio talk show host, radio, and radiotalk showhost. Blain was born on May 16th, 1961 in Louisiana, USA. Blain is also known as Blain Michael Griffon.

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Blain Morin is a Member of Provincial Parliament (Ontario). Blain was born on September 30th, 1960.

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Blain Morrison is a sports team member for the Limavady United F.C.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Blain

Gérard Blain was an actor and film director. His career lasted from 1944 to 2000. Gérard was born on October 23rd, 1930 in Paris, France. He died on December 17th, 2000.

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Georgia was born in 1964.

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Brian Blain was a film and television actor. Brian was born in 1936 in Queensland, Australia. He passed away in 1994.

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Philippe was born on May 20th, 1960 in Montpellier.

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Tony Blain is a cricketer.

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John Blain is a cricketer. John was born on January 4th, 1979 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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How popular is the baby name Blain in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1884 5 0 5
1913 5 0 5
1914 5 0 5
1915 7 0 7
1916 12 0 12
1918 12 0 12
1919 6 0 6
1920 8 0 8
1921 20 0 20
1922 9 0 9
1923 18 0 18
1924 9 0 9
1925 10 0 10
1926 6 0 6
1927 8 0 8
1928 13 0 13
1930 14 0 14
1931 8 0 8
1933 10 0 10
1934 8 0 8
1935 8 0 8
1936 7 0 7
1937 6 0 6
1938 6 0 6
1939 9 0 9
1940 10 0 10
1941 7 0 7
1942 5 0 5
1943 7 0 7
1944 9 0 9
1946 9 0 9
1947 6 0 6
1948 11 0 11
1949 8 0 8
1950 13 0 13
1951 16 0 16
1952 13 0 13
1953 14 0 14
1954 17 0 17
1955 15 0 15
1956 11 0 11
1957 26 0 26
1958 31 0 31
1959 26 0 26
1960 28 0 28
1961 38 0 38
1962 39 0 39
1963 29 0 29
1964 25 0 25
1965 30 0 30
1966 21 0 21
1967 32 0 32
1968 29 0 29
1969 28 0 28
1970 33 0 33
1971 31 0 31
1972 24 0 24
1973 23 0 23
1974 16 0 16
1975 21 0 21
1976 19 0 19
1977 21 0 21
1978 32 0 32
1979 22 0 22
1980 23 0 23
1981 18 0 18
1982 27 0 27
1983 13 0 13
1984 27 0 27
1985 25 0 25
1986 30 0 30
1987 38 0 38
1988 55 0 55
1989 43 0 43
1990 41 0 41
1991 52 0 52
1992 42 0 42
1993 29 0 29
1994 34 0 34
1995 26 0 26
1996 30 0 30
1997 40 0 40
1998 37 0 37
1999 33 0 33
2000 38 0 38
2001 36 0 36
2002 48 0 48
2003 58 0 58
2004 30 0 30
2005 31 0 31
2006 41 6 35
2007 35 0 35
2008 27 0 27
2009 39 6 33
2010 18 0 18
2011 33 5 28
2012 19 0 19
2013 20 0 20
2014 24 0 24
2015 22 0 22
2016 21 0 21
2017 11 0 11

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Popularity of Blain as a first name

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Popularity of Blain as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Blain U.S.
  White 80.27% 64.26%
  African American 13.29% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.59% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.82% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Blain

People with the last name Blain are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Blain

  • How Popular is the name Blain? Blain is the 6,306th most popular name of all time. As a last name Blain was the 7,025th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Blain have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,238 babies born with the first name Blain in the United States. That's more than enough people named Blain to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Blain? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Blain first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Blain is Saturday, January 10th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Blain born? The highest recorded use of the first name Blain was in 2003 with a total of 58 babies.
  • Random Blain Factoid: According to the 1997 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Blain is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1997.
  • Weird things about the name Blain: Your name in reverse order is Nialb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lbian. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Blain? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,764 people with the last name Blain.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Blain? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Blain as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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