What does Zane mean?
Zane /zane/ [1 syll.] 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.more]
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)
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). Forms like Eian are uncommon. 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)
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.