Shane - boys name

Shane name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 84%

Shane name meaning:

The name Shane is of Irish origin and has multiple meanings. One interpretation is that it is derived from the Irish word "seán," which means "God is gracious" or "gift from God." This suggests that individuals named Shane are seen as blessings or fortunate in their families' eyes. Another possible meaning of the name Shane is "old," which implies wisdom and maturity. It can also be seen as a variant of the name Sean.

People with the name Shane are often described as charismatic, confident, and outgoing. They have a natural ability to captivate others with their magnetic personality and are often the center of attention. The name Shane is associated with strong leadership qualities and a desire to make a positive impact on the world.

In summary, the name Shane carries meanings of being a blessing or gift from God, as well as connotations of wisdom and maturity. It represents individuals who possess charisma, confidence, and a desire to lead and make a difference.

Origin: Irish

God is gracious.


Unisex names

Related names

Shane , Cheyne

Other boys names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 771 out of 4789

43 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (316)

Historical popularity of Shane

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