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What does Thane mean?

Thane Pronunciation of Thane [thane] as a boys' name is pronounced thayn. It is of Old English and Scottish origin, and the meaning of Thane is "landholder". Title of Anglo-Saxon and Scottish feudal lords. Shakespeare's Macbeth was Thane of Cawdor.

Associated with: old english, scottish.


Thane has 2 variants: Thaine and Thayne.

Creative forms:
(male) Tane, Thany, ..

(female) Thaan, Thace, ..

Middle name pairings:
Thane Frankie (T.F.), ..

How popular is Thane?

Thane is a rare given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#47838 out of 150436, Top 32%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Thane entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest position of #1289 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Thane name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Thane is alike in pronunciation to Theon. Other suggested similar names are Bane, Blane, Cahane, Chane, Channe, Chayne, Crane, Dane, Deane, Doane, Duane, Dwane, Fane, Kahane, Kane, Keane, Lane, Rane, Roane, Shaine, Shane, Shayne, Tan, Tate, Thad, Thady, Thandey, Thandie, Thandy, Thaniel, Thano, Thaw, Thayer, Thole, Thorne, Trace, Traye, Tune, Twaine, Twan, Vane and Zane. These names tend to be more frequently used than Thane.