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Maine 1

Maine 2
not set
Gender Feminine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 真稲, 舞稲, 舞茜, 舞音, etc.(Japanese Kanji)
Pronounced Pron. MAH-EE-NE

Meaning & History

From Japanese 真 (ma) meaning "real, genuine" or 舞 (ma/mai) meaning "dance" combined with 稲 (ine) meaning "rice (plant)", 茜 (ne) meaning "deep red, dye from the rubia plant" or 音 (ne) meaning "sound". Other kanji combinations are possible.
Added 5/19/2017 by lilolaf

Maine 3
Gender Masculine
Usage English
Other Forms FormsMeine, Meines, Mayne

Meaning & History

There is no definitive explanation for the origin of the name "Maine", but the most likely origin is that the name was given by early explorers after the former province of Maine in France. Other theories mention earlier places with similar names, or claim it is a nautical reference to the mainland.
The view generally held among British place name scholars is that Mayne in Dorset is Brythonic, corresponding to modern Welsh "maen, plural main or meini Some early spellings are: MAINE 1086, MEINE 1200, MEINES 1204, MAYNE 1236.
Added 8/24/2018 by LMS
Edited 8/24/2018 by LMS

Maine 4
not set
Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. MIE-neh

Meaning & History

Means "reputation, prestige, fame" in Finnish.
Added 4/28/2022 by Uilos

See Also

User submission Maïne