US Popularity:8267
Meaning:Possession; To make a nest; Blacksmith
A boy’s name of Hebrew origin, Cainan is a biblical title that means “possession,” “to make a nest,” or “blacksmith.” Cainan was the father of Salah and is believed to have lived between the eras of Noah and Abraham. The Sefer ha-Yashar describes Cainan as “the possessor of great astrological wisdom.” No matter what star sign baby has, they'll be a wonderful addition to the world! If you’d like to honor your faith by gifting baby a biblical name, Cainan is a beautiful choice.

Cainan Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Cainan is currently #8267 in U.S. births
Boy:Cainan is currently #3879 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 664
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Cainan, June 2023

  • Behind the Name, Kenan (1), December 2022

  • Ancient Hebrew Research Center, Cainan

  • Name Doctor, Cainan

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 359

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