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What does Kane mean?

Kane Pronunciation of Kane as a boys' name is pronounced kayn. It is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Kane is "battle". Anglicized form of Cath´┐Żn, derived from cath. Kane (kah-NAY) is also a Japanese surname meaning "putting together; money".


ASSOCIATED WITH irish, battle (war), surname


VARIANTS Cahan, Cahane, Cain, Caine, Cathan, Kahan, Kahane, Kain, Kaine, Kayne, Keane



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How popular is Kane?

Kane is an unusual first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#636 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Kane was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #319 in the U.S. in 2018. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Cain (#864 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Caine, Kain (#1279), Kaine (#1105) and Kayne (#1544) are the popular related forms of Kane (#319). Usage of these forms of Kane is more pronounced presently (USAGE OF 0.1%). Kane is the clear favorite, although Cain appears to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kane, Cain, Caine, Kain, Kaine, Kayne in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kane is pronounced similarly to Con, Conn, Coyne, Kahn, Kean, Keen, Keene, Ken, Kenn, Keon, Keyne, Khan, Khanh, Kian and Kiean. Other recommended sound-alike names are Arne, Bane, Bayne, Blane, Carne, Crane, Dane, Dayne, Deane, Dene, Faine, Fane, Gene, Kade, Kai, Kail, Kairne, Kaj, Kale, Kalen, Kaley, Kam, Kana, Kaniel, Kannen, Kano, Kanoa, Kari, Karl, Karney, Karr, Kasee, Kato, Kayde, Kaye, Kayle, Kaz, Keanu, Kearne, Kent, Keye, Kile, Kline, Kobe, Kwame, Kye, Laine, Lane, Layne, Paine, Rane, Rayne, Roane, Rune, Ryne, Tune, Vane, Zaine, Zane and Zayne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kane.

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