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What does Crane mean?

Crane Pronunciation of Crane as a boys' name is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Crane is "crane". Probably an occupational name referring to the simple hoisting machine that resembles the long-legged bird. Cranes have been in use since early times. Actor Bob Crane.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, occupational, bird


VARIANTS Crain, Craine, Crayn, Crayne

(male) Cranu, ..

(female) Craan, ..

Crane Crew (C.C.), ..

How popular is Crane?

Crane is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#848 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Crane has not been ranked in the Top 2000 so far. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Arne, Bane, Blane, Cabe, Cace, Cade, Cahane, Caine, Caje, Cale, Carne, Case, Chace, Chan, Chance, Chand, Chane, Chaney, Chang, Chann, Channe, Chano, Chanse, Chany, Chanze, Chase, Chayne, Cian, Claney, Clare, Coyne, Craig, Craik, Cram, Cramer, Cranlee (see Cranley), Cranley, Cranly (see Cranley), Craven, Cree, Crewe, Cyran, Cyrano, Dane, Deane, Doane, Duane, Dwane, Fane, Fraine, Frayne, Kane, Keane, Lane, Rane, Roane, Shane, Thane, Urbane, Vane and Zane. These names tend to be more frequently used than Crane.

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