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Meaning and Origin

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  1. (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and was exiled by God
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From Hebrew קַיִן (Káyin, “craftsman”).

  1. (biblical) The eldest son of Adam and Eve as described in Genesis and the Quran. (See Cain and Abel.)
    According to the Book of Jubilees got married to his sister Awan.
  2. (rare) A male given name.

Notable Persons Named Cain

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Cain was born on July 28th, 1982 in Salinas, California.

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Cain Dingle is a soap character.

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Cain and Abel is a comics character.

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Cain Ackland is an australian rules football player.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Cain

Cain is a saint.

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Dean Cain is an actor, producer, writer, director, and tv host. He has been prominent since 1976. Dean was given the name Dean George Tanaka on July 31st, 1966 in Mount Clemens, Michigan, U.S.

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Jonathan Cain is a hard rock, pop rock, progressive rock, smooth jazz, and contemporary worship music musician. He plays Vocals, keyboards, guitar, Keyboard instrument, Piano, and Rhythm guitar. His ongoing career started in 1974. Jonathan was given the name Jonathan Leonard Friga on February 26th, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Cassandra Cain is a comics character.

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Herman Cain is a President of the National Restaurant Association, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and Chairman of theFederal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. His most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to 1996. Herman was born on December 13th, 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.

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Susan was born in 1968.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1910 9 0 9
1915 6 0 6
1918 8 0 8
1919 8 0 8
1920 10 0 10
1921 6 0 6
1922 6 0 6
1925 6 0 6
1926 9 0 9
1928 5 0 5
1929 9 0 9
1933 6 0 6
1934 6 0 6
1937 8 0 8
1938 7 0 7
1939 8 0 8
1943 7 0 7
1948 8 0 8
1950 7 0 7
1951 5 0 5
1953 5 0 5
1954 9 0 9
1955 6 0 6
1956 6 0 6
1960 7 0 7
1961 6 0 6
1962 9 0 9
1963 9 0 9
1965 5 0 5
1966 11 0 11
1967 6 0 6
1968 11 0 11
1969 10 0 10
1970 17 0 17
1971 17 0 17
1972 17 0 17
1973 35 0 35
1974 42 0 42
1975 27 0 27
1976 30 0 30
1977 26 0 26
1978 19 0 19
1979 27 0 27
1980 33 0 33
1981 50 0 50
1982 46 0 46
1983 32 0 32
1984 31 0 31
1985 35 0 35
1986 43 0 43
1987 29 0 29
1988 41 0 41
1989 39 0 39
1990 41 0 41
1991 45 0 45
1992 63 0 63
1993 99 0 99
1994 146 0 146
1995 113 0 113
1996 133 0 133
1997 141 0 141
1998 128 0 128
1999 136 0 136
2000 137 0 137
2001 137 0 137
2002 150 0 150
2003 127 0 127
2004 126 0 126
2005 139 0 139
2006 135 0 135
2007 140 0 140
2008 189 0 189
2009 200 0 200
2010 207 0 207
2011 254 0 254
2012 289 0 289
2013 285 0 285
2014 330 0 330
2015 325 0 325
2016 323 0 323
2017 262 0 262

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Popularity of Cain as a first name

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Popularity of Cain as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cain U.S.
  White 77.21% 64.26%
  African American 17.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.75% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.11% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cain

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

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Fun Facts about the name Cain

  • How Popular is the name Cain? Cain is the 3,483rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Cain was the 551st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cain have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,680 babies born with the first name Cain in the United States. That's more than enough people named Cain to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cain? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Cain first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cain is Thursday, February 24th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Cain born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cain was in 2014 with a total of 330 babies.
  • Random Cain Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Cain is not a popular baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, only 5 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Cain: Your name in reverse order is Niac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Niac. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cain? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 60,948 people with the last name Cain.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cain? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 21 of them will have Cain 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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