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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Iain

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Wiktionary

From Scottish Gaelic.

  1. A male given name; the Scottish Gaelic equivalent of John.

Iain was also found in the following language(s): Scottish Gaelic

Notable Persons Named Iain

Iain Glen is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1986. Iain was born on June 24th, 1961 in Edinburgh.

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Iain Banks was a science fiction and literary fiction writer. Iain was born on February 16th, 1954 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. He died on June 9th, 2013.

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Iain Duncan Smith is a for Chingford, Woodford Green, Secretary of State for Work, Pensions, Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Conservative Party, Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security, Member of Parliament, forChingford, Lea. His military service ended in 1981. Iain was born on April 9th, 1954 in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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Iain De Caestecker is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2000. Iain was born on December 29th, 1987 in Glasgow.

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John Martyn was a folk rock, folk jazz, and soft rock musician. He plays Martin D-28 and Fender Stratocaster. He holds the title Eibhli Ghail Chiuin Ni Chearbhail". He was most prominent from 1967 to 2009. John was given the name Iain David McGeachy on September 11th, 1948 in New Malden, Surrey , England. He breathed his last breath on January 29th, 2009.

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Iain Hume is a soccer player for the SD Ponferradina, Tranmere Rovers F.C., Leicester City F.C., Barnsley F.C., Preston North End F.C., Doncaster Rovers F.C., Fleetwood Town F.C., Kerala Blasters FC, Atl├ętico de Kolkata, Canada men's national under-20 soccer team, and Canada men's national s. Iain was born on October 30th, 1983 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1953 6 0 6
1956 5 0 5
1957 5 0 5
1960 8 0 8
1961 10 0 10
1962 5 0 5
1963 7 0 7
1964 15 0 15
1965 14 0 14
1966 7 0 7
1967 8 0 8
1968 15 0 15
1969 22 0 22
1970 19 0 19
1971 12 0 12
1972 15 0 15
1973 9 0 9
1974 17 0 17
1975 15 0 15
1976 17 0 17
1977 20 0 20
1978 20 0 20
1979 16 0 16
1980 16 0 16
1981 22 0 22
1982 32 0 32
1983 35 0 35
1984 33 0 33
1985 29 0 29
1986 34 0 34
1987 49 0 49
1988 33 0 33
1989 37 0 37
1990 29 0 29
1991 46 0 46
1992 56 0 56
1993 44 0 44
1994 52 0 52
1995 63 0 63
1996 86 0 86
1997 76 0 76
1998 74 0 74
1999 92 0 92
2000 95 0 95
2001 98 0 98
2002 113 0 113
2003 126 0 126
2004 124 0 124
2005 106 0 106
2006 90 0 90
2007 85 0 85
2008 79 0 79
2009 95 0 95
2010 67 0 67
2011 69 0 69
2012 69 0 69
2013 48 0 48
2014 59 0 59
2015 50 0 50
2016 44 0 44
2017 35 0 35

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Popularity of Iain as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Iain

  • How Popular is the name Iain? Iain is the 5,614th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Iain have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,677 babies born with the first name Iain in the United States. That's more than enough people named Iain to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Iain? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1953 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Iain first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Iain is Saturday, June 15th, 1912.
  • What year had the most people named Iain born? The highest recorded use of the first name Iain was in 2003 with a total of 126 babies.
  • Random Iain Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Iain is not a popular baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Iain: Your name in reverse order is Niai. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iina. How do you pronounce that?

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