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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 12 Views | 🔊 7 Pronunciations
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Gender: Unisex

Origin: Scottish

Meaning: A unisex name of Scottish...

Pronunciation: kern, /kɛrn/, K EH R N

Popularity Rank: #276,554

On this page:

  • 1. Cairn Meaning
  • 2. Cairn Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Cairn
  • 4. Translations of Cairn
  • 5. Cairn Name Popularity
  • 6. Cairn popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Cairn
  • 8. Cairn Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Cairn

Cairn Meaning

Derived from the Gaelic word 'càrn', meaning a pile of stones or a rocky outcrop. It is often used to refer to a man-made pile of stones, often serving as a marker or memorial.

Cairn also means "A unisex name of Scottish origin, meaning a pile of stones or rocky outcrop, often used as a marker or memorial.".

Cairn is found in United Kingdom, South Africa, United States of America, and 7 more countries.

Cairn Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: kern

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /kɛrn/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: K EH R N

K: Pronounce as in "cat" (K AE T)

EH: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

R: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

N: Pronounce as in "no" (N OW)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Cairn

Cairn Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Cairn is recorded 63 times globally, ranking it as the 276,554th most common name worldwide.

Cairn is most prevalent in United Kingdom, with 43 occurrences, making it the 11,188th most popular name in the country.

In United Kingdom, the name Cairn is found among 1 in every 12749 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

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Cairn popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Cairn from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Cairn

  • Cairns Craig is a Literary from United Kingdom.

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