What does Zane mean?
Zane \z(a)-ne\ 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 37 more related variations 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 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 (#14137 out of 88799, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)
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 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
John (#26 in 2014), Jack (#41), Evan (#58), Ian (#77), Juan (#98), Ivan (#132), Sean (#193), Shane (#277), Zayne (#501), Jon (#675), Zain (#679), Ean (#997), Euan, Jan, Hannes, Ewan, Hans, Hansel, Jean, Iain and Jens are the prominent related forms of Zane (#224 in 2014). These boy names were at the apex of their popularity during 1980-1989 and are almost as popular today, but with the forms Ean, Jon, Jean, Jan and Hans becoming somewhat outmoded. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Zayne (#501), Zain (#679), Zane (#224), Ian (#77) and Evan (#58), with Evan having a rekindling in popularity. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Zane and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Zane▲ is pronounced similarly to Xan, Zan and Zann. Other recommended similar baby names are Bane, Dane▲, Fane, Kane▲, Lane▲, Rane, Vane, Zale, Zeno, Zino and Zuni. These names tend to be less commonly used than Zane.