Shane meaning

: God is gracious.

Shane Name Information

Gender 👩🧑 Boy And Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \sh(a)-ne\
Number of People 👶 193,000
Rate in 2021 1025
Numerology 🔢 2
Name origin 🌍 Irish
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Shane Name Meaning

Shane is a name that carries a powerful and meaningful significance. Derived from the Irish name Seán, Shane means "God is gracious" or "gift from God." This name has deep roots in Irish culture and is often associated with qualities such as kindness, generosity, and compassion.

Parents who choose the name Shane for their child often do so because they want to bestow upon them a sense of divine blessings and grace. It is a name that exudes positivity and optimism, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a name with a profound meaning.

In addition to its Irish origins, the name Shane has also gained popularity in various other cultures around the world. Its simple yet impactful sound makes it easy to pronounce and remember, adding to its appeal.

Whether you are considering naming your child Shane or simply interested in learning more about names and their meanings, exploring the significance behind this timeless name can be both enlightening and inspiring.

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Shane Name Origin and History

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Additional description of the name Shane
The name Shane has its roots in Ireland, where it was derived from the name Seán. It was brought to English-speaking countries by Irish immigrants, and it became popular in the 20th century, especially in the United States. name Shane was further popularized by the 1953 movie "Shane," which tells the story gunslinger with a mysterious past.

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There are several famous people named Shane, including Shane Warne, an Australian cricketer, and Shane Dawson, a YouTube personality. The name is also used for characters in movies and TV shows, such as Shane Walsh in "The Walking Dead." According to the Social Security Administration, Shane was the 372nd most popular name for boys in the United States in 2020. People named Shane are often described as strong, brave, and independent, reflecting the characteristics of the gunslinger in the movie "Shane." They are also said to be charismatic and outgoing, making them popular and well-liked by others.

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01/14/2024 00:00:00

My husbands name is Shane and I just love his name. I think It's unique and a very nice (and kinda sexy!!) name. He gets called Shawn a lot though which bugs us both! The only real problem with his name is that his last name is Johnson and Shane is a form of Shawn which is a form of John so he always teases his dad that he named him "John Johnson". His parents didn't realize that it was a form of John when'they named him that. It's a wonderful name and I also love it for a girl!!!

01/14/2024 00:00:00

My name is mom tried to make it female

12/21/2023 22:01:38

i love the name'shane i gave this name to my first born and he is the most easy going fella i know cool out and definately a mans man.

12/12/2023 21:08:14

I have a son named Shane, I loved the name after I saw Alan Ladd in the movie by the'same name I have fifteen children, and my middle one is Shane.

11/28/2023 11:31:26

im the first one in Denmark, who were named Shane. A lot of danish people does spell it wong, and have trouble to say it :).

11/22/2023 21:48:16

My name is Shane. I was born in 1941. i've never found an older'shane. Author of the novel was near my home town.

11/19/2023 12:41:28

i like my name. it is shane. but i always get called shawn by people and its annoying becuase thats my dads name. and his dads name is john. but other than that i like it.

11/18/2023 14:21:20

I don't like the name'shane. It is silly, what kind of a sound is that. Its a lisp followed by an 'N'

11/18/2023 09:03:56

will my name is yaritza to many people write it with the latter J, i really love may name yari every body calls me yari I REALLY LOVE THAT NAME , HAY I SAY HI TO ALL OF THOSE GIRL WHO HAVE THE NAME YARITZA 'YARI'

11/18/2023 05:49:58

My name is shane but I spell It'sheyne. I love my name and I will always keep it. It makes me feel unique (I'm a girl).

11/09/2023 05:31:50

My name is Shane and I'm currently 21. I really really like it and always have, however I don't like the 'Shayne' alternate spelling, or when It's used for females. Often I get Shawn, but It's something I'm used to. Most other'shanes in my area that i've briefly met were jer's, but I wouldn't say that for everybody. Worst I got was 'Shane the brain' or 'Shane's insane' back in elementary school, but I was uber nerdy and I'm probably a bit insane. Never'seen'the movie, but It's been on my 'to do' list for a while. I like the Irish/Western duality of the name and I just think It'sounds neat.

11/04/2023 11:12:28

I gave a lot of thought to naming my firstborn and am happy to say I chose the name'shane for my son. First of all, the name means God's grace - what can beat that❤️ Besides having this wonderful meaning, the name also has the cool factor to it. It's unique and not trendy that'll get dated. didn't want to name my son another Joshua or Ethan. But most of all, I love that it means God's grace.

09/26/2023 03:31:50

My name is Shane and I'm a guy, and love it, I hate when people call me shawn tho, had that problem in school a lot. Their was 15 shawns and I was the only Shane,plus I'm the only shane in my family

09/12/2023 16:50:26

my name isa shane and it is awesome i am the only one in the'school with that name

09/07/2023 09:52:50

Cool name. I know some kid named shane. smoked a lot of pot but turned out he was a very smart guy. Who knew❤️

09/05/2023 12:37:18

Yeah i think every girl with the amanda goes through the A-MAN-DUH stage at school or etc. but yaknow it doesent bother me like it use to what really bothe's me is when people i know even people i dont! say amanda amanda amanda amanda show from the kid show the amanda show on nickelodeon so yea but you should never dislike your name cus someone wants to be rude! it is what makes you YOU!!! <3 amanda

08/31/2023 21:31:54

hey my name is Shane thanks for all the comments and yes it does irritate me wen people call me Shawn or sheen o i forgot shane is the best name : ] x)

08/26/2023 19:16:26

Shane is my baby brother. He was born in sectember 2018

08/10/2023 04:10:22

We loved the name'so much, and named our first boy Jackson. He is two, so right now he goes by Jack, and It'sO fits his personality...

07/26/2023 20:01:44

my name is Shane i think i do the name justice its great i didn't know any Shane's growing up seems to be a rare name.

07/16/2023 11:59:12

Love the name'so much that when my third child is born I dont know what to do. If its a boy, we are definetly naming him Shane Patrick, but if its a girl, I still kinda want to use the name. I was thinking of Shaine or just Shane.. not sure if this is appropriate. Would love to get a response from othe's on it.

06/25/2023 23:43:22

My first son's name is Shane born in 2011 - named after the 1942 Western "Shane" (dad's a huge western fan...). i've only ran across a few other'shane's - not very common - but a very strong male name. I have met a Shayne...girl, though! And a Shayna.

06/09/2023 09:12:34

I have a friend named Shane and he is the most amazing person ever. When I'met him I I'mediately fell in love with his beautiful name. It really is a strong name and it just sounds like the person is reliable if they are named Shane. I would really recommend this name for a baby boy.

06/04/2023 12:49:46

There is a boy at my skool named Hans Foster. But he goes by Foster. Hans is a handsome name tho. But Fo is cool too.

05/05/2023 02:13:18

We named our daughter "Hadlee Ashton". I wanted her to have a Sassy Southern Belle name. As well as a formal name for events. Hadlee fits her'so well. We LOVE it, and I get compliments all of the time about how unique her name is. I beli've it is the new "Emily", Or "Hayley"!!

05/01/2023 15:20:42

Hi! My name is Shane and I'm a girl... When I try to check/search my name to the internet... they said that most of the people who use this name was a boy but I don't think so because here in my country (Philippines) Shane is a common name for a girl. I have a schoolmate too named Shane and a girl too, like me. Having this name make me feel unique. But sometimes people misspell my name like Shaine, Shayne and sometimes they call me Shan and its irritate me...

04/12/2023 14:20:52

Beautiful name. ❤️❤️ The guy I love is named Shane & if I ever have a son, I'll be naming him Shane for sure. ❤️❤️

03/01/2023 21:39:22

My son Shane was a miracle baby! Dr. said we'd NEVER have kids... three weeks later our Shane was conceived! "God is gracious❤️" You're not kidding!

02/21/2023 10:17:06

My name is Shane. The older I get (43 now) the more I like it. I was named after the Alan Ladd movie. Used to really torque me growing up when people would say, "come back Shane, come back! Pa's got things for you to do!" Or they would call me Shane the Pain but the biggest gripe I have is that everyone, even people who've knon me (and my name) for years always call me Shawn. i've asked Shawns but It'seems they never get called Shane. I don't know why people are so dumb.

01/18/2023 17:30:10

I think it is a an awesome name. I'm 30 now and am still happy with it. I like that it is not that common. I think It's a strong Irish name.

01/08/2023 18:51:54

I have a friend named Shane and he is one of the funniest people I know. He also really looks out for people. Belive me if you meet a "Shane" He is more than likely to be really nice. (Not always though!)

01/08/2023 15:55:34

My name is Shane. Dad liked the old Alan Ladd movie. Was embarrassing at times when I was in elementary school, and the P.E. Teacher would yell "Shane come back, Shane please come back." Most of the other kids didn't know what he was saying that for. As for being called Shawn, That happens, However I am quick to correct the person on how to say it and they usually appreciate it. I celebrate my "Name Day" as they do in Greece on March 1st! So if you ever felt left out that you didn't get a "Name Day" Those named Shane have their very own "Name Day" now every March 1st!

01/01/2023 23:10:08

I am a 51 year old female named shane. Every one expects a fella when'they phone or meet me. That does not bother me but when'they call me sean my teeth grind

12/28/2022 15:43:12

My father named me Shane when I was born in 1981. I didn't run into many other'shane's throughout my school years and still don't. I didn't appreciate It's uniqueness as a child but I do now. When my first daughter was born in 2009 I named her'shayne.

12/17/2022 10:48:42

I'm a female Shane as well, born in Canada in1984 and named after'shane Gould, the 1984 Australian Olympic SwI'ming Champion. i love my name- It's strong. people tend to say they love the name'shane for a girl, though i have never met another woman with my name. there's a character in the movie "some kind of wonderful" called Shayne and also lorenzo lamas' daughter- but they both spell it with a "y". i like to say, 'no "y", just plain shane like the cowboy!'

12/16/2022 08:04:04

I am also named Shane. My wife and I ended up naming our two sons Sean and Jonathan. Now if only I can find feminine variant (can't use Shawna - It's already taken)

12/11/2022 10:13:06

I'm married to a Shane & I think It's a really sexy name! Uncommon but people still know how to spell it (unlike mine.)

12/05/2022 15:30:10

i've always like me name "Shane". I was born at the height of It's popularity in 1984 after my Dad's favorite movie. It certainly holds up over bad 70's male names like Shannon (one of my friends). I got the usual childhood taunts as well "Shane, Come back Shane.", "Shane The Pain", "Shane The Brain" even "Shaney Wayney". i've been called Shawn so many times, i've got where I just ignore it. I still can't see how people can read it wrong, I'mean come on, S-H-A-N-E, It's so easy. i've met several other'shane's that are my age, but not many that are younger than me. I like the name'so much, I gave it as a middle name for my son.

11/27/2022 23:14:04

I have been a Shane in the UK for over 28 years :) Apart from getting called "Shaun" alot by people whom seem to have a problem remembering your name (this happens alot - to a stage where i answer if someone calls me Shaun). Shane is a very unique name. Again apart from the childhood taunts of "Shane, Shane, dont leave me Shane"... As i was unfortunate to be born in the'seventies, Shane the western was very popular, however all the new Shanes who are born in the 80's, 90's & 00's no longer get this really tiring taunt. Hehe although there is still "Shane the pain, went to spain, in a super aero... plane".

11/21/2022 13:31:50

I'm the only person named Shane that I see on a regular basis. I am often called Shawn instead of Shane (especially by senior citizens). It doesn't help that I have an uncle named Shawn!

11/19/2022 18:55:00

I like my name, but I hate being called Sean/Shaun/Shawn, especially by people who have known me for my whole life. It happens.

11/04/2022 01:16:10

I had an older'sister named Shane Marie. She lost her fight to cancer at the age of 17. In honor of her I named my second daughter'shane Elise. I think It's a very unique name for a girl.

10/22/2022 03:30:38

when I'my baby girl(wenever that is) i am naming her mai, its so different but beautiful , alagant and stunning

10/19/2022 16:43:58

My boyfriend is the first Shane i've ever met, and I instantly feel in love with him, and his name :)

10/06/2022 15:44:28

My son was born on October 4,2020 and I wanted to give him something unique an identity that truely said individual. The name'shane seemed to fit the bill, and reading thru the blogs most said it was meant as "john" or "god is gracious" or "gift from god" I chose the name because I read that its meaning was "beloved" And like a few othe's he is my miracle child, so the name'suits him well. Definitely love his name for a boy :)

10/01/2022 02:54:12

we are just about to have our little girl in two weeks and we picked the name calli a few months ago as its irish and our other two children have irish names DECLAN & Neve after their grandparents ilove the comments about the name lets hope It'stays unique

09/24/2022 23:57:32

my name is shane and i think its a good name because its quite a rare name around my area so when someone says shane they pretty much know they talking about me

09/05/2022 20:36:38

My name is Shane. I was born and raised in Texas. The name just fits me. Kind, unpredictable, ruthless determination, daring, solid, devout, forgiving. As we say here in Texas: a real square shooter. It's unique enough to haunt ex girlfriend's dreams, and cozy to my soulmate. "Come back, Shane" and he never looks back. That's Shane.

09/03/2022 02:14:24

I think Shane is a beautiful boy's name that is not over'sed or trendy. It has a certain edge to it that makes it very classic. Masculine names are often one-syllabled, and this one is definitely very virile. It's known that a child tends to excel more in school when his name is not one of the bunch; he gets more attention with a unique name and is motivated to do well. I think this name is a gem.

07/28/2022 10:00:36

My name is Shane and I love my name and I will be 35 this year

06/11/2022 12:33:36

My name is Shane. I absolutely love my name. I like everything about it. I beli've It'suits me very well and i think i give the name a good .. name. hahaha I recommend SHANE being used for any baby born. The name brings good karma.

05/31/2022 14:52:12

A very unique name, it began its popularity in the 1962's after a valiant soldier named Shane O'Neill helped wort off attacks from Queen Elizabeth in northwest Ireland. I'm a male Shane, born in 1997. My mom named me after a boy she had in her kindergarten class when she was a teacher. She'said it was the only Shane she ever met and she loved the name the moment she heard it. I really like it as well but not for a girl. The name'shane is original enough, you don't need a boy with a "Y" added unnecessarily. And I would have been such a happy child if the only way my name was made fun of was Shane the brain or Shane the pain. I received much harsher names than that. But I still really like my name even'though it actually is my middle name It's still the only one my mom calls me by even when mad lol.

05/30/2022 01:21:18

I think Shane is an great As a kid I always wanted to be a Jason but eventually the name just grew on me. And like everyone says its a rare name, When I hear my name called I know they mean me. There is no Shane #2 in my group, unlike the andrews in my group of friends.

05/15/2022 15:29:06

I am just on 60 years old - i've always felt VERY comfortable with my name. Met two othe's around my age when at school but none since then. Often get called Sean so I respond to that also. It's a great name & seems to get a posi've response during introductions

05/02/2022 09:58:48

I get called Shawn alot by people who know me but can never quite get my name right."

03/03/2022 02:27:00

I like my name. It's short, and generally just sounds good. My father chose it because he liked the'sound of it. Of course I hated the way people would pick on it by saying 'Shane the pain' or refer to the book Shane, but I wouldn't change my name.

02/13/2022 21:47:06

I am a female Shane that was born in 1967. I often receive mail addressed to Mr. Shane ... There was 1 other girl named Shane in our community but I think she'spelled It'shayne.

11/24/2021 05:51:18

my son is 6 months old and his name is Shane, shane means god is gracious he is a gift from god. His name is just perfect for him.

11/19/2021 01:24:54

My name is Shayne I love the way my name is spelled. I don't think I ever met another'shane in real life I rarely see it in movies even! My whole life people call me Shaun and It's such a pet peeve of mine because I feel like Shayne/Shane/Shaun is such a unique name! I'm glad to hear im not the only one called Shawn. Why is that'such a weird phenomenon, even family members have slipped up and said that its so weird haha

11/13/2021 17:18:54

Shane is my daughter's name. she's nine. It's my favorite name in the whole world!

09/07/2021 14:00:00

I love my son's name. "Shane", to me, has always had a surfer'sound to it which fits our family. He is now 13 and we hear the name alot these days. There were two other kids in kindergarten named Shane, when he was little. I wish I would have changed the'spelling a little to make it a little unique!

07/26/2021 23:56:42

Shane is an Irish name. Sean, Shane and Eoin mean John. Eoin is Galeic. Sean is Norman Galeic. Don't know the history of Shane. But it is very popular in northwest Ireland.

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Shane?
The origin of the name Shane is Irish.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Shane?
God is gracious.
*️⃣ How many people are named Shane?
Almost 193000 people are named Shane.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Shane?
The names of Holden, Rafael, Collette, Shakira, Shakir