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Shane (girl)

What does Shane mean?

Shane Pronunciation of Shane [shane] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Shane) is of Gaelic origin, and the name Shane means "old, ancient". Shane is a version of Shannon (Gaelic): place name of an Irish river. See also Shaina, Shania and Shayne.

Associated with: gaelic, old.


11 related forms via Shannon: Channa, Shana, Shandy, Shani, Shanna, Shannae, Shannan, Shannen, Shannin, Shannyn and Shanon.

1 masculine form: Shawn.

Creative forms:
(female) Share, Shase, ..

(male) Shage, Shaon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shane Serenity (S.S.), ..

How popular is Shane?

Shane is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2272 out of 4276, Top 53%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#4637 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shane entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #1018 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shane name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shane outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Shaina, Shana, Shani, Shania (#1648 a year ago), Shanna, Shannan, Shannen, Shannon (#1059), Shanon and Shayne are the prominent related forms of Shane. These relations of Shane reached the top of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 1.2%) and are now much less popular, with forms such as Shania becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shane, Shaina, Shana, Shani, Shania in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shanna, Shannan, Shannen, Shannon, Shanon, Shayne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shania, Shannon outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shane is pronounced similarly to Chyanne, Sean, Shaine, Shan, Shan-, Shaun, Shayan, Shayanne, Shene, Shone, Shyann and Shyanne. Other suggested similar names are San, Sana, Seana, Shade, Shae, Shaena, Shanae, Shanah, Shanay, Shanea, Shanee, Shanel, Shaney, Shanie, Shannea, Shante, Shauna, Shaunee, Shaunie, Shawna, Shawnae, Shawnee, Shawney, Shawni, Shawnie, Shaye, Shayna, Shena, Shona, Shuna, Sian, Siana, Sine and Zhane. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shane.

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