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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.

There are 3 feminine forms of Shane: Shaina, Shania and Shayne.


Shane is a very popular first name for males (#190 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6381 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shane for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shane name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Shane and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John, Sean, Shane, Shawn and Shayne. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of John, Sean, Shane, Shawn, Shayne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of John, Sean, Shane, Shawn outside U.S.

Similar Names

Shane is also pronounced similarly to Chan, Chane, Chann, Channe, Chayne, Shaan, Shan, Shann, Shaun, Shawnn and Shonn. Other suggested similar baby names are Seann, Shade, Shae, Shanen, Shani, Shawnee, Shawney, Shawnie, Shaye, Sohan, Swaine, Swayne and Thane. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shane.


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