blain

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scottish: Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Bláán, a diminutive of blá ‘yellow’. This was the name of an early Celtic saint.
  2. Scottish: shortened form of MacBlain.
  3. Scottish and northern English: nickname for a person suffering from boils, from Middle English blain ‘blister’, ‘pustule’.
  4. Variant of Blin, a reduced form of French Belin. Possibly also a reduced form of Abelin, a pet form of Abel.
  5. A Blain or Abelin from the Saintonge region of France is recorded in Contrecoeur, Quebec, in 1681. Lajeunesse is documented as a secondary surname in 1721.
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