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What does Cheyne mean?

Cheyne [chey-ne] as a boys' name is pronounced chayn. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Cheyne is "oak-hearted".

Associated with: oak (tree).


Cheyne has 4 variants: Chane, Chaney, Chayne and Cheney.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Cheyde, Cheyse, ..

(female) Cheyle, Cheyna, ..

How popular is Cheyne?

Cheyne is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#27595 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Cheyne for boys. Cheyne entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #1362 in the U.S. in 1990, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Cheyne is pronounced similarly to Chan, Chann, Channe, Chayan, Chayann, Cheyenne, Shaine, Shane, Shayn and Shayne. Other suggested similar names are Aherne, Bayne, Berne, Blayne, Cadyn, Cahane, Caine, Carne, Cayce, Chalney (see Chaney), Chang, Chano, Chanse, Chany, Chanze, Chayce, Chayim, Chayse, Che, Cheny, Cherut, Cheslea (see Chesley), Cheslee, Chesley, Cheslie, Chesly, Chesney, Chesnie, Chesny, Chess, Chester, Chet, Chetwen (see Chetwin), Chevy, Chino, Choni, Clayre, Cleante, Cleon, Cloyce, Clyve, Colyn, Coye, Coyne, Craine, Crane, Crayne, Dayne, Duayne, Freyne, Gayne, Gene, Heine, Kayne, Keene, Keyne, Mayne, Rayne, Rene, Ryne, Swayne, Thaine, Thane, Thayne and Thorne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cheyne.