Gayen, Gain
Pronunciationগায়েন (Ga-en)
Origin
MeaningBard
Region of originBengal

Gayen, sometimes anglicised as Gain, is a Bengali surname found in the Indian subcontinent, mainly in West Bengal.[1] In Bengali, the title Gayen (গায়েন) referred to anyone involved in the medieval bardic tradition, i.e. composition of poetry and music.[2]

Notable people

In popular culture

References

  1. ^ Mookerjee, S. (September 1959). "Bengalee surnames" (PDF). Annals of Library and Information Studies. 6 (3): 6.
  2. ^ Sen Gupta, Shankar (1965). Folklorists of Bengal (Volume 1 ed.). Calcutta, India: Indian Publications.