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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Zain

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Zain in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Zain:

  • Records indicate that 2,896 boys in the United States have been named Zain since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 329 people in the U.S. were given the name Zain. Those people are now 8 years old.

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    Comments about the name Zain

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      30 Positive Comments

  • "Zain is my son's name. Born in June of 2010. He fits his name perfectly...a strong name. He gets tons of compliments. My aunt didn't like it...but then again...she misheard it as, "Stain."" Nov. 27, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have a son who was born on 1/6/11 and we called him Zain, everyone loves the name and it it makes him stand out in a crowd." Nov. 20, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Zayne I am wanting to name my son who will be here in April... I just cant figure out a middle name that fits well." Oct. 22, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Named my little dude Zain (born in 2010), absolutely adorable name. Means "Handsome" in Arabic, and so my little boy is! Everyone complements this name. Just love it." Aug. 28, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Just now, I named my son 'Zain'. Meaning of his name also match to my name (Hassan) and my wife name (Husna)" Nov. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name! We spell it Zayn though and nobody ever mispronounces it :)" May. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "it can be a girl's name too! it's also spelled with an "e" instead of the "a"." Dec. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, I'm Zain. People know me as unique as soon as they meet me, probably just because of my name. I also believe there's weight in it even though one-syllable names can be tricky." Jul. 17, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "ever sence i was a lil girl ive always wanted to name my son or daugher zain if for a boy its gonna b zain alexander and for a girl zane grace idk i just love the name zane/zain" May. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is Zain and it makes me feel Great In Path On Life!" May. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name Is Zain n i luv my name even peoples love it n mostly females like dis name alot :P Meaning of Zain'z gr8.." Dec. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Zane. He's the only Zane I've ever known in my life, though he says he's met one other. I love the name! I think it is very strong." Oct. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son as "Zain" as well. It is short and simple name with a good meaning.....hbari" Sep. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend is called Zain, and I think it's an awesome name. It's so cool! Although I think he needs to take more pride in the meaning of the name because he doesn't think he looks that great =[" Aug. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zain.This is a cool and a name with a difference, having a good meaning.ZAIN ROCKS{MEANS ME}" Jun. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am Zain. I am a 17 years old boy. I love my name. It is awesome" May. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "im a girl and my names zain but i tell people to pronounce it jane cuz its more girly=]" Apr. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I know someone called Zain, he is from Pakistan and pronounces it "Zen"." Jan. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother name Zain... Its a nice name but a lot of my brother classmate don't know how to pronounce it... He hate it..." Dec. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a strong guys' name that literally means "beautiful" in Arabic. You could also spell it Zane, I suppose, but that looks more English." Jul. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate


  • "I think it is a simple, refined name for gentlemen." Feb. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have come across two persons across by this name & third one i know but not met......Both the two i know, r full with vibrant energy...and I firmly believe that they w'd make a name intheir life, like the third one, who had been the first citizen of our country...I like this name as this has a vibrance and energy in it....I love to call & speak this word..." Sep. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zain. I grew up in the 70's. Back then, it was 'weird'. I guess it's cool now. People always find creative ways to spell or pronounce it - although the more intelligent ones don't have any trouble since it's pronounced exactly like it's spelled. Also, it can be a girl's name (as I am a girl) and it's Arabic for great beauty. (Usually, in Arabic, girls are Zaina(h) or Zainab - sometimes also spelled Zeina(h), but my parents liked Zain better and went with it.)" Jul. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zain. People get it right quite easily." Feb. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "yea im Zain...i knw its a Great name...BUT therz a a girl..!!! n i alwayz get *Hey, iznt that a guy's name?!* urkhhhh im sooo tired ov lisin to that comment or question , watevrr u call it. i think it suits More on Girls rather than Guys... =P im Unique n so iz my name n fr ur info im gona hav it copyRighted! So keep ur hands OFF! =D" Jan. 3, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zain is an awesome name. It is first and foremost my name, but more importantly who I am. I know noone with the same moniker, and noone forgets it. You met Zain, you remember it... Then again it might just be cuz its me." Dec. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "its a great name, i'm going to name my son that when i have one inshallah" Nov. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name I like that it's Unique too bad i'm having a girl well we could name her Zain it's popular to name girls boy names but we're naming her Madilyn that's a cute name" Jun. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my auntie just had a baby and named him Zain. It is really nice and unusual name." Jul. 5, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      4 Negative Comments

  • "Whatever you think about this name, but if you are Zain, don't go to Middle east. Though the old meaning of this word if "weapon" in Hebrew, but nowadays it is used in vulgar meaning of penis (like "dick" in US)" Jul. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is called Zayne, obviously spelt different. Everyone always comments on it and says its a very unusual but great name" Jul. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "thinking of calling my little boy zain... beautifull in arabic" Jan. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Not my type, it sounds weak, and it sounds like something a stripper would name her son" Nov. 28, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      15 Neutral Comments

  • "My name is Zain, I have no idea how to pronounce it. When you have a kid tell them straight if it's Zane or Zan." Feb. 4, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "ZAIN IS A LOVELY NAME I LIKE IT IT IS A VERY GOOD NAME" Dec. 29, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've just had a boy and called him Zain, he's a beauty just like his name." Oct. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I want to name my son Zane. sounds powerful. but i think i should spell it zain because it seems more ethnic/ muslim." Aug. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i am 7 month pregnant and i am going to name my son Zain, the only thing is, its hard to find a name that sounds good with it for a middle name." May. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "if i ever have a boy , im going to name him zain b/c its simple and not ordinary" Apr. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "im going to name my son zayn inshallah, he'll b here in a few weeks.. i like the name cos its short n simple and has a nice meaning in arabic..ticks all the right boxes" Sep. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zain as well. And I also have find manh people commenting on what I beautiful name it is. I am male and mostly find females love it!" Sep. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zain, and I love it. I gave my 1st son the middle name Zain, and my 2nd son the first name Zain. Hopefully they will pass this name on." Jul. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • " name is zain.i m a girl.i love my name.i think its a very cute n small name.but my call me as i like it is a arabic name." Jun. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Zain who was born on the 7th October 2005 ... The no. 7 in Hebrew means Zain, and also mean, beautiful & God's Grace. It fits his personality; an outgoing and happy child ... He brings happiness to those around him with his charms." Mar. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zaint is not too bad. i think it's good name, i love it Zain." Jan. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter is 5 and is called Zain, I love the name, but whenever I look it up it is a male name.... I would have called her Zain had she been a boy but I would have used Zane instead. I thought Zain came from Zainab, which is a female name...." Jan. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "dude omfg im 325 pounds. im 4 3. my name is zain zimmerman zain. my favorite rock star is rick james! also prince the r my heroes. im white but im a wiggaboo.(wigger) call me ladies 396 7890" Jan. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Zain and just love it. It fits his personality to a tee." Feb. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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