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The meaning of Lain's name

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The kanji for Lain is: 玲音 .

According to online Japanese dictionaries:

玲 = rei = sound of jewels
音 = in = sound, noise

so therefore, Lain = "the sound of jewels"

What that means or what a jewel sounds like, I have no idea.

玲音 can also be written as れね and therefore romanized as "rene", though of course we always hear Lain's name pronounced as "rei-in".

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Lawrence Eng