When Cuthbert Mein was born on 3 November 1893, in South Shields, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Cuthbert Carr Mein, was 22 and his mother, Eleanor Hall, was 22. He died on 3 November 1893, in his hometown, at the age of 0.
German and Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Maino, Meino, a short form of various compound names with the first element magin ‘strength, might’, for example Meinhardt . Compare Main 7.
German: nickname from Middle High German mein ‘mean, nasty’.
Scottish and English: perhaps a variant of Main or Meen. Meen is either a nickname from Middle English mene ‘inferior, lowly; poor; unpleasant’, from the Middle English personal name Mene (which is of uncertain origin). Alternatively, it could conceivably be a habitational name from East and West Meon (Hampshire), which take their names from the river Meon (of unexplained etymology).