First name origins & meanings:
- Gaelic: Lean
- Old English: Source of a river
- English: Source of a river
- Irish: Thin, lean
First name variations: Blane, Blayne, Blane
Last name origins & meanings:
- Scottish: Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name
Bláán, a diminutive of blá ‘yellow’. This was
the name of an early Celtic saint.
- Scottish: shortened form of
- Scottish and northern English: nickname for
a person suffering from boils, from Middle English blain
- Variant of Blin, a reduced
form of French Belin. Possibly also a reduced form of
Abelin, a pet form of Abel.
- 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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