Quick Facts on Zain
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Etymology & Historical Origin - 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.
Popularity of the 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.
Popularity of the Boy Name Zain
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Zain
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Zain
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Popular Songs on Zain
Zain - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Zain.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Zain
Zain Cries Rain (November Wheaton) - Zain is promoted to Watcher, a very important job for an ant. The safety of the colony rests on Zain’s shoulders. The first day on the job Zain gets bored with nothing to do except waiting for the first drops of rain to fall. In his attempt to pull off a good joke, Zain shouts out that it is raining when it really isn’t. After a while the other ants stop believing him when he shouts that it is raining. In the end Zain’s buddy Dex has to step in to help save the day by rescuing the worker ants from the dangerous rain drops! Recommended for ages 4-8.
Zain Zoom (Mandy Ross) - A Superhero Phonic Readers book. Zain Zoom is training to be a superhero. He can run very, very fast! He runs in the sun and runs in the rain. He can run faster than a car, a train and even a plane. One day, Miss Viper tries to steal Pooch the dog. But will she get away? Zain will have to run and run to rescue Pooch! This book is from the beginner reading books for children who have been learning synthetic phonics in school. It covers fun, exciting superhero adventures, ideal for building confidence in learning to read. Special 'Superhero Secrets' puzzle pages help build comprehension skills. It includes stickers and a reward chart. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Famous People Named Zain
Famous People Named Zain - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Zain.
Children of Famous People Named Zain
Famous People Who Named Their Son Zain - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Zain.
Zain - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Zain - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first 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.
Variations of the Baby Name - Zain