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