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What does Zane mean?

Zane /zane/ as a boys' name is pronounced zayne. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Zane is "God is gracious". Possibly a variant of Hebrew John, or a variant of a Scandinavian surname. Western writer Zane Grey.


Zane has 3 variants: Zain, Zaine and Zayne.

Zane has 37 more relations via John: Anno, Ean, Eian, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Gian, Hannes, Hanno, Hans, Hansel, Hansl, Iain, Ian, Ivan, Ivann, Iwan, Jack, Jan, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jean, Jens, Jian, Jon, Jona, Juan, Sean, Seann, Shane, Vanek, Vanko, Vanya, Yanni and Yanno.

Zane has 2 feminine forms: Zaina and Zaneta.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Zene, Zune, ..

(female) Zale, Zanera, ..

How popular is Zane?

Zane is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#820 out of 1220, Top 67%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#10665 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Zane for boys. Zane entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its apex rank of #215 in the U.S. in the year 2013, and is at #224 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

John (#26 in recent rankings), Jack (#41), Evan (#58), Ian (#77), Juan (#98), Ivan (#132), Sean (#193), Shane (#277), Zayne (#501), Jon (#675), Zain (#679), Ean (#997), Jean (#1063), Ewan (#1174), Hans (#1315), Hansel (#1356), Gian (#1383), Zaine (#1603), Eian (#1680), Jan (#1787), Hannes, Iain, Euan and Jens are the prominent related forms of Zane (#224 in recent rankings). Other forms, like Janne, are uncommon. These forms of Zane were at the apex of their popularity 134 years ago (average #1478) and are now much less common (#933, 71.9%), with forms like Jan becoming somewhat outmoded. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Zayne, Zane, Ivan, Zain, Ean, Ian and Evan.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zane, Ean, Eian, Evan, Ewan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gian, Hans, Hansel, Iain, Ian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivan, Jack, Jan, Jean, Jens in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of John, Jon, Juan, Sean, Shane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zain, Zaine, Zayne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Zane, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Hannes outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Iain, Ian, Jack, Jens, John outside U.S.

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

Similar Names


Zane is pronounced similarly to Cian, Swaine, Swayne, Xan, Zan, Zann and Zion. Other recommended names are Arne, Bane, Bayne, Blane, Caine, Carne, Chane, Crane, Daine, Dane, Dayne, Deane, Dene, Doane, Duane, Dwane, Enne, Faine, Fane, Gaine, Gayne, Gene, June, Kaine, Kane, Kayne, Keane, Laine, Lane, Layne, Mayne, Paine, Payne, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Rene, Roane, Rune, Ryne, Thane, Tune, Vane, Wayne, Zach, Zack, Zak, Zaki, Zale, Zander, Zared, Zarek, Zayle, Zeke, Zeno, Zino and Zuni. These names tend to be less commonly used than Zane.