Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Mclaine

 Mclaine is a spelling variation of MacLean, MacLaine, McLane (etc.) all of which are common Scottish and Irish surnames originally derived from the Old Gaelic clan name Mac Gill-Eain (Irish-Gaelic: Mac Ghoilla Eoin) meaning “son of the servant to [Saint] John.” The Gaelic “Mac” and “Mc” prefixes denote “descendent of” or “son of” while the Scottish/Irish “gill/ghoilla” means “servant, devotee, follower of” – finally Eain/Eoin are Old Gaelic forms of the English name John (cf. Ian/Seán) in reference to St. John.  The name John, in turn, comes from the Hebrew יוֹחָנָן (Yochanan) meaning “Yahweh (God) is gracious/generous.”  The Clan MacLean is one of the oldest Scottish Highland clans hailing from Argyll (Western Scotland) and the Inner Hebrides and ultimately descended from a 5th century King of Dál Riata (the oldest Gaelic kingdom of Scotland). This particular clan became known for their courage, honor and strength in battle – first against competing local clans and later against English rule. Much of their power was gained through strategic alliances with the Roman Church in the Early Middle Ages – hence their adoption of the “devotee of St. John” moniker (in reference to St. John the Baptist and St. John the Apostle).   Their clan motto is “Virtue Mine Honor.” 

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Personality

OF THE BOY NAME MCLAINE

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME MCLAINE

 Mclaine could be considered a surname-turned-first-name, although it’s still quite rare. In fact, less than five baby boys were given this name in 2013 (out of nearly 2,000,000 baby boys). The same goes for other known spelling variations of the same name. It does have a few things in its corner, though. For one, it fits the popular trend of giving surnames as first names. It also fits the popular trend of Gaelic surnames, specifically. It has a strong and sturdy sound to it, and an interesting history. The Clan MacLeans were no wilting flowers – these were men who stood up and fought for their honor and beliefs.  Indeed, virtue and honor were theirs to claim.

Quick Facts

ON MCLAINE

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

Gaelic

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

N/A

PRONUNCIATION:

mə-KLANE

SIMPLE MEANING:

Son of the devotee of St. John

Characteristics

OF MCLAINE

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