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Boy Name: Shane

Name: Shane
Pronunciation: \sh(a)-ne\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Shane's also a girl name)
Meaning: God is gracious
Origin: Irish
Sounds Like: Chane, Shan, Shann, Shani
Variant forms: Shaine, Shayn, Shayne
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 190
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 6381


Shane \sh(a)-ne\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Shane), is pronounced shayn. It is of Irish and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shane is "God is gracious". Variant of Sean, from John. Popular in the 1950s and 1960s due to the film "Shane". See also Shawn. Screenwriter Shane Black.

Shane has 3 variant forms: Shaine, Shayn and Shayne.

Baby names that sound like Shane are Chane, Shan, Shann and Shani.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Shane.


Shane is a very popular first name for men (#190 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#6381 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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