McCain (surname)

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McCain
Gender Unisex
Language(s) English
Origin
Language(s) Gaelic
Word/Name Mac Iain
Meaning "son of Ian"

McCain is an English-language surname derived from Gaelic. The surname is an Anglicised form of the Gaelic Mac Iain, meaning "son of Ian".[1]

People with the surname[edit]

  • American military/political family:

Fictional characters with this name include:

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ McCain Family History, Ancestry.com, retrieved 15 August 2012 . This webpage cites Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4 . See also: McKean Family History, Ancestry.com, retrieved 15 August 2012 . This webpage cites Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4 .