also known as: Kenan
Meaning: possession; smith
This was the name of 2 biblical men.
Cainan, the 4th antediluvian patriarch, the eldest son of Enos
He was 70 years old at the birth of his eldest son Mahalaleel, after which he lived 840 years (Genesis 5:9-14), and was 910 years old when he died. He is also called Kenan (1 Chronicles 1:2).
Cainan, the son of Arphaxad (Luke 3:36)
He is nowhere named in the Old Testament. He is usually called the “second Cainan.”