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Blaine

Blaine comes from a Scottish surname meaning “yellow” from Bláán, a diminutive of blá (yellow), perhaps derived as a nickname for someone who had a sallow complexion. It’s also a shortened form of MacBlain meaning “son of Blain” or Mac Gille Blaan meaning “son of the servant of (St.) Blaan”. Blain is also an English word referring to a skin swelling or sore, blister on the skin. It derives from Old English blegen from Proto-Germanic *blajinon (swelling) via PIE *bhlei- (to swell), and may have also originated as a nickname for someone who had boils or blisters.

Origin: Gaelic, Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Blain (English)
  • Blayne (English)
  • Blayn (English)
  • Blane (English, Scottish)

 

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