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What does Zane mean?

Zane Pronunciation of 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH gracious, scandinavian, surname


VARIANTS Zain, Zaine, Zayne

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, Yanno




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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)

Zane entered the list in 1920-1929 and reached its apex rank of #200 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

John (#27 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Jack (#28), Ian (#79), Evan (#86), Ivan (#133), Juan (#139), Sean (#269), Shane (#372), Zayne (#404), Zain (#587), Jon (#754), Ean (#1101), Gian (#1221), Jean (#1240), Hans (#1446), Ewan (#1603), Jan (#1844), Zaine (#1997), Iain, Hansel, Eian, Jens, Hannes and Euan are the prominent related forms of Zane (#200). Other forms, like Janne, are uncommon. These forms of Zane were at the apex of their popularity 138 years ago (AVERAGE #1478) and are now much less common (#1021, 74.6%), with forms like Jon becoming somewhat outmoded. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Zane, Zayne, Ivan, Zain and Ian.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zane, Ean, Eian, Evan, Ewan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gian, Hans, Hansel, Iain, Ian in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivan, Jack, Jan, Jean, Jens in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of John, Jon, Juan, Sean, Shane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Zain, Zaine, Zayne in U.S.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Zane is pronounced similarly to Cian, Swaine, Swayne, Xan, Zan, Zann and Zion. Other recommended sound-alike 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.

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