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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Clain

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  • A submission from Maryland, United States says the name Clain means "God protect" and is of African origin.

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Alt. Meaning

C is for creative, ideas aplenty

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

A is for animated, let your energetic spirit shine

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

N is for nurturing, the care you provide to all

Notable Persons With the Last Name Clain

Pablo was born on January 25th, 1652.


Médéric was born on October 29th, 1976 in Meulan-en-Yvelines.


Anthony Clain is an athlete for the AS Possession.


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Popularity of Clain as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Clain U.S.
  White 86.71% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.96% 16.26%

Of Last Name Clain

People with the last name Clain are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Clain

  • How Popular is the name Clain? As a last name Clain was the 111,426th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Clain first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Clain is Tuesday, July 31st, 1888.
  • How unique is the name Clain? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Clain. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Clain: Your name in reverse order is Nialc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cailn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Clain? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 158 people with the last name Clain.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Clain? Clain is one of the most unique last names recorded.

What Clains Have Visited This Page?

Past life for Clain born Sep 18, 1932

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Mongolia approximately on 1300. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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