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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Zain

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  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Zain is of Danish origin and means "Beautiful and handsome".
  • According to a user from Saudi Arabia, the name Zain is of Arabic origin and means "Beautiful".
  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Zain is of Arabic origin and means "BEAUTIFUL AND HANDSOME".
  • A submission from Connecticut, United States says the name Zain means "Handsome; beautiful" and is of Arabic origin.
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Zain
A horse of a dark color, neither gray nor white, and having no spots.

From Arabic زين (“beauty”)

  1. Alternative spelling of Zayn

Zain was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Zain

Zayn Malik is a singer and songwriter. His ongoing career started in 2010. Zayn was given the name Zain Javadd Malik on January 12th, 1993 in Bradford.


Zain Imam is an actor and model. Zain was born on May 18th, 1987.


Zain Verjee is a journalist. Zain was born Zain Verjee on February 11th, 1974 in Kenya.


Zain Khan is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present.


Zain Bhikha is an islamic music and nasheed singer-songwriter and musician. He was most active from 1990 to present. Zain was born on August 9th, 1974 in Pretoria.


Zain Saidin is an actor. Zain was given the name Mohammad Zain Bin Mohd Saidin on February 23rd, 1984 in Bangsar. Zain is also known as Saidin and Zain.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Zain

Maher Zain is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 2009. Maher was given the name Maher Mustafa Maher Zain on July 16th, 1981 in Tripoli, Lebanon.


Ziana Zain is a pop, soft rock, ethnic, and folk music musician. Her ongoing career started in 1991. Ziana was given the name Siti Roziana binti Zain on May 2nd, 1968.


Anuar Zain is a musician. Anuar was given the name Shahrul Anuar bin Zain on February 15th, 1970 in Kampung Sempang, Merlimau, Melaka,.


Fred was born in 1951. He breathed his last breath in 2002.


Shah was born in 1965 in Penang.


C. C. Zain is an astrologer, author, and astrology. C. was given the name Elbert Benjamine .


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1968 5 0 5
1977 6 0 6
1979 13 0 13
1980 7 0 7
1981 8 0 8
1982 7 0 7
1983 7 0 7
1984 14 0 14
1985 15 0 15
1986 22 0 22
1987 24 0 24
1988 30 0 30
1989 26 0 26
1990 55 6 49
1991 43 0 43
1992 54 0 54
1993 42 5 37
1994 65 5 60
1995 81 6 75
1996 81 0 81
1997 102 8 94
1998 130 0 130
1999 147 8 139
2000 135 0 135
2001 175 7 168
2002 188 14 174
2003 194 5 189
2004 215 0 215
2005 223 8 215
2006 233 5 228
2007 245 7 238
2008 281 8 273
2009 305 10 295
2010 293 14 279
2011 313 5 308
2012 342 12 330
2013 383 20 363
2014 394 21 373
2015 361 15 346
2016 387 21 366
2017 409 10 399

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Popularity of Zain as a first name

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Popularity of Zain as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zain U.S.
  White 45.06% 64.26%
  African American 10.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 34.76% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.72% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zain

People with the last name Zain are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Zain

  • How Popular is the name Zain? Zain is the 3,362nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Zain was the 81,181st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zain have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,060 babies born with the first name Zain in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zain to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zain? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Zain first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zain is Wednesday, July 5th, 1899.
  • What year had the most people named Zain born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zain was in 2017 with a total of 399 babies.
  • Random Zain Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zain is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 42 babies in California have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Zain: Your name in reverse order is Niaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iazn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zain? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 233 people with the last name Zain.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zain? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zain as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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