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 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.Creative forms:
(male) Zene, Zune, ..
(female) Zanera, Zaneza, .. Middle name pairings:
Zane Dillan (Z.D.), ..
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 #233 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. John (#26 in recent rankings), Jack (#40), Evan (#67), Ian (#76), Juan (#114), Ivan (#138), Sean (#211), Shane (#295), Zayne (#498), Zain (#714), Jon (#737), Ean (#977), Jean (#1190), Gian (#1221), Ewan (#1284), Hans (#1411), Zaine (#1553), Jan (#1677), Hansel (#1709), Hannes, Iain, Euan, Jens and Eian are the prominent related forms of Zane (#233 in recent rankings). Other forms, like Janne, are uncommon. These forms of Zane were at the apex of their popularity 135 years ago (average #1478) and are now much less common (#966, ▼73.3%), with forms like Jan becoming somewhat outmoded. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Ivan, Zayne, Zane, Zain, Ian and Ean.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.