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Origin and popularity of the name SAIN


Sain : 1: Americanized form of German Zirn which is a variant of Zürn (see Zurn). Compare Saine Sane and Sayne.2: Croatian and Serbian (Šain): metonymic occupational name for a hawker or a nickname from ša(h)in ‘falcon hawk (trained for hunting)’ a word of Turkish and ultimately Persian origin (see Sahin). Compare Shain and Shine.3: Americanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Šajn: nickname from šajn an obsolete loanword from German meaning ‘shine’ or a Slavicized form of German Schein. As a Croatian surname it may also be a variant of Šain (see 2 above). Compare Shain and Shine.4: Spanish: nickname from saín ‘fat’.5: Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from Saim in Portugal or Zaín in Galicia.6: French (Saïn): metonymic occupational name for a pork butcher from Old French sain ‘lard’.7: Indian: variant of Shahin and Sahin.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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