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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 3 variants: Zain, Zaine and Zayne.

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 has 2 feminine forms: Zaina and Zaneta.


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)

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)

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

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

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 (usage of 0.4405%) and are almost as popular today (usage 0.4101%, down 6.9%), 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ean, Evan, Hans, Hansel, Ian, Ivan, Jack, Jan, Jean, John in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jon, Juan, Sean, Shane, Zain, Zane, Zayne in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

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.