A unisex name with a quiet personality. From Finland, it’s Kaino.
MEANING AND PRONUNCIATION OF THIS NAME
This name is taken from an adjective meaning “timid,”a “modest,”b or “coy.”b
It is pronounced KIE-no (‘IE’ like eye and ‘o’ like chore but shorter).
HOW POPULAR AND UNISEX IS KAINO?
According to data from the Population Register Centre (which counts both first and middle names)c, Kaino was slightly popular for both genders in the early 20th century (2,134 and 2,823 people has Kaino as their first or (one of the) middle name(s) from 1900-1939), but became uncommon (and, ultimately, rare) after the 1940s. In the 2010s so far, there are a total of 42 people with Kaino as a first or (of the) middle name(s) born in that decade.
Looking at the gender ratio overall and time periodsc:
|Before 1900||28||51||79||64.557% fem.|
The table above tells us that Kaino, overall, is more or less unisex, even if you look at the ratio in time periods like, say, 1920-1939.
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Wiktionary on ‘kaino’ – https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kainoa
Arminen, K V, 1914. English and Finnish Dictionary. 3rd ed. Hancock: Finnish Lutheran Book Concern.b