Cain is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin and is strongly tied to the biblical figure Cain, the firstborn son of Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis. According to the Hebrew Bible, Cain is also the first murderer on the earth after killing his younger brother Abel. Once a farmer, Cain is cursed to never farm the land again, and instead, he becomes known as the first man to establish a city. Cain persists as a baby name many centuries later because of its ancient history and famous connotations. Authors and screenplay writers are drawn to the name for their fictional characters for the same reason, ensuring that Cain will continue for many more years.
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