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Shane meaning and name origin
Shane \sh(a)-ne\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Shane), is pronounced shayn. It is of Irish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shane is "God is gracious". Variant of Sean, from John. Popular in the 1950s and 1960s due to the film "Shane". See also Shawn. Screenwriter Shane Black.
Shane has 3 variant forms: Shaine, Shayn and Shayne.
Baby names that sound like Shane are Chane, Shan, Shann and Shani.
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Popularity of Shane
Shane is a very popular first name for men (#190 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6381 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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