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 is a very popular first name for males (#190 out of 1220, Top 16%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#6381 out of 88799, Top 7%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Shane for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Shane and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John (#26), Sean (#193), Shane (#277), Shawn (#323) and Shayne. (2014 statistics).
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.