Gender Masculine
Scripts קָיִן(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. KAYN(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "acquired" in Hebrew. In Genesis in the Old Testament Cain is the first son of Adam and Eve. He killed his brother Abel after God accepted Abel's offering of meat instead of his offering of plant-based foods. After this Cain was banished to be a wanderer.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesKain(Biblical Greek) Kayin(Biblical Hebrew)
User SubmissionsCaín, Caïn, Cain


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Entry updated December 8, 2017