is a traditional English surname
derived ultimately from the Old Norse personal name Sveinn
, 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