Swain is a traditional English surname derived ultimately from the Old Norse personal name Sveinn (Sven, Sweyn), meaning a youth, young man. There are a number of variations in the spelling of the surname Swain, including Swaine, Swainne and Swayne.

Swain is also a surname in Orissa India

From this word meaning boy, young male or servant, are derived:

Notable people named Swain


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