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What does Bane mean?

Bane Pronunciation of Bane [bane] as a name for boys is a Slavic name, and the name Bane means "glorious defender". Bane is an alternate form of Branislav (Slavic).

Associated with: defender.


1 relation via Branislav: Branko.

Creative forms:
(male) Bare, Bone, ..

(female) Baie, Baney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bane Creed (B.C.), ..

How popular is Bane?

Bane is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#5700 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Bane was first listed in 2013 and reached its highest position of #1380 in the U.S. then, and is at #1686 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Bane is pronounced similarly to Bain, Ban, Bayne, Ben, Benn, Benne, Binh, Boine, Boone, Bowen, Boyn and Boyne. Other suggested similar names are Arne, Bake, Bale, Bank, Banner, Bar, Barek, Baret, Barnes, Barnet, Barney, Barny, Barr, Bart, Bat, Bax, Bede, Benet, Berne, Bing, Bjarne, Blade, Blaine, Blake, Blane, Blaney, Blase, Boase, Boe, Bond, Boni, Borne, Bran, Brann, Carne, Daine, Dane, Dayne, Doane, Duane, Dwane, Enne, Faine, Fane, Gaine, June, Kaine, Kane, Keane, Laine, Lane, Layne, Paine, Rane, Rayne, Rene, Rune, Ryne, Tune, Vane, Zaine, Zane and Zayne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bane.

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