Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Zain

There are three potential meanings for the masculine name Zain. For one, Zain and Zayn are transcriptions of the Arabic زين which means “grace, beauty”. Zayin, Zain and Zayn are all transcriptions for the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet (as well as other Semitic languages such as Aramaic and Phoenician). In fact, the Greeks took this letter from the Phoenicians for their own letter Zeta (Z). From this perspective Zayin or Zain means “seventh” in Hebrew. Lastly, Zain is merely an altered spelling of the surname Zane borne famously by author Zane Grey (1872-1939) whose works idealized the American Old West.

All About the Baby Name – Zain

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME ZAIN

The number Five personality loves the excitement of life and can easily adapt to all situations. As natural adventurers, these personalities thrive on the new and unexpected and prefer to be in constant motion. It makes them feel alive. They'll stir up some action if there's not enough around, and as inherent risk-takers they enjoy pushing the envelope. Naturally rebellious, the Five personality has no fear and never resists change.  Traveling and new experiences feed their souls. Fives are very social and attract friends with ease. People love to be around the Five fun-loving and exciting energy.  This is also a lucky number in numerology (like the Threes), so fortune seems to shine on them, helped along by their own optimism and good-nature. Fives have a quick wit, a cerebral mind, and are generally very persuasive. 

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME ZAIN

Given the year that Zain first appeared on the American male naming charts (2001) then we’re guessing the name is either being used by Arab-Americans and/or parents who like the name Zane but prefer to alter the spelling (like Zayne). Either way Zain is an interesting choice. The Arabic meaning of “beauty” is lovely and the Hebrew connection to “seven” makes Zain a great name choice for a boy born on the seventh day of the month or the seventh month of the year (July). Or even the seventh Zodiac sign (Libra). And if you have a big family, Zain could be used for the seventh child in birth order. If you’re a fan of Zane Grey, though, and his books about the rugged Wild West, then you should probably stick with the Zane spelling.

Quick Facts

ON ZAIN

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

1

RANKING POPULARITY:

663

PRONUNCIATION:

ZAYN

SIMPLE MEANING:

Uncertain

Characteristics

OF ZAIN

Freedom-loving

Adventurous

Adaptable

Intellectual

Easygoing

Progressive

Sensual

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Zain

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OF THE BABY NAME ZAIN

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Famous People

NAMED ZAIN

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NAMED ZAIN

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME ZAIN

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