What does Shane mean?
Shane▲ has 31 more alternative forms via John, Sean, Shawn: Ean▼, Eian, Euan, Evan▲, Ewan, Gian, Hans▼, Ian▲, Ivan, Ivann, Iwan, Jan▼, Janek, Janne, Jean▼, Jehan, Jian, Johan▲, Johann, Juan, Sean▲, Seann, Shaun▼, Shaundre, Shawn▲, Shawnel, Shawnell, Shawnn, Shonn, Vanek and Zane▲.more]
How popular is Shane?
Shane is a very prominent first name for males (#190 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4637 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Shane for boys. Shane entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #64 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, and is currently at #277. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Prominent varying forms of Shane (#277 2 years ago) are John (#26 2 years ago), Evan (#58), Ian (#77), Juan (#98), Ivan (#132), Sean (#193), Zane (#224), Shawn (#323), Johan (#579), Shaun (#742), Ean (#997), Ewan, Euan, Shayne, Hans, Jean, Jan and Johann. Adoption of these forms of Shane reached its apex during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5392%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4355%, ▼19.2%). John is the longstanding favorite, while Zane has also become popular as well over time, and Jean has lost favor. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Shane and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Shane▲ is alike in pronunciation to Chan, Chane, Chann, Channe, Chayne, Shaan, Shan and Shann. Other suggested similar baby names are Shade, Shae, Shanen, Shani, Shawnee, Shawney, Shawnie, Shaye, Sohan, Swaine, Swayne and Thane. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shane.