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Girl Name: Shane

Name: Shane
Pronunciation: \sh(a)-ne\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Shane's also a boy name)
Meaning: old, ancient
Origin: Gaelic
Sounds Like: Shene, Shanie, Shani, Shanee, Shana, Shaine, Shan-, Shan, Shanae, Shanea, Shaney, Shone
Similar Names: Shanel, Shade, Shante, Shaye, Shae
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 2272
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 6381


Shane \sh(a)-ne\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Shane), is a variant of Shannon (Gaelic), and the meaning of Shane is "old, ancient". See also Shaina, Shania and Shayne.

The baby name Shane sounds like Shene, Shanie, Shani, Shanee, Shana, Shaine, Shan-, Shan, Shanae, Shanea, Shaney and Shone. Other similar baby names are Shanel, Shade, Shante, Shaye and Shae.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Shane.


Shane is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2272 out of 4276) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#6381 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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