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 in 2014) are John (#26 in 2014), 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 0.539%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.435%, ▼19.2%), with versions like Shaun, Ean, Jean, Jan and Shayne falling out of fashion. John is the longstanding favorite, though Zane has grown popular as well over time. 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, Cheyne, Shaan, Shan, Shann, Shayan, Shayanne and Sion. Other suggested similar baby names are Sam▼, Sami, Samm, Samy, Shade, Shae, Shanen, Shani, Shawnee, Shawney, Shawnie, Shaye, Shem, Sohan, Sonnie, Sonny▼, Sunney, Sunnie, Sunny, Swain, Swaine, Swayn, Swayne, Swen, Syon and Thane. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shane.