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pinWhat does Shane mean?

Shane /sha-ne/ as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' 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 variants: Shaine, Shayn and Shayne.

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.

Shane has 3 feminine forms: Shaina, Shania and Shayne.

Kreatif forms: Shage, Shune, Svane. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shane, Ean, Evan, Hans, Ian in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ivan, Jan, Jean, Johan, Johann in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of John, Juan, Sean, Shaun, Shawn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shayne, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shane, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Ian outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johan, John, Sean, Shaun, Shawn, Zane outside U.S.

pinSimilar Names

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.