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188k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Shane

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • #376 All Time
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How popular is the name "Shane" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1933606
1934909
1935808
1937808
1939505
1940808
194122517
194217611
194316016
194416016
1945909
194613013
194725520
1948351322
194934727
195034628
1951501139
1952521537
195319713184
195437720357
195532118303
195636117344
195740512393
195843321412
195951418496
196054916533
196160119582
196272724703
196386414850
196492117904
19651,049241,025
19661,357431,314
19672,017411,976
19682,566532,513
19693,622833,539#87 boy name
19704,552974,455#64 boy name
19715,2051135,092#60 boy name
19725,4462035,243#55 boy name
19735,9312215,710#54 boy name
19745,8131575,656#56 boy name
19755,3171085,209#57 boy name
19765,2001015,099#57 boy name
19774,957884,869#61 boy name
19784,563824,481#65 boy name
19794,573934,480#67 boy name
19804,434674,367#69 boy name
19813,796823,714#81 boy name
19823,599623,537#84 boy name
19833,464643,400#84 boy name
19843,391593,332#85 boy name
19854,635884,547#68 boy name
19865,010814,929#67 boy name
19875,378785,300#65 boy name
19885,229625,167#67 boy name
19894,922614,861#71 boy name
19905,342715,271#73 boy name
19915,193895,104#75 boy name
19924,907624,845#77 boy name
19934,497624,435#84 boy name
19944,137544,083#92 boy name
19953,687573,630
19963,539513,488
19973,352353,317
19983,204383,166
19993,281353,246
20003,300283,272
20013,143273,116
20023,064353,029
20032,835222,813
20042,508342,474
20052,490332,457
20062,300282,272
20072,269342,235
20082,332292,303
20092,161332,128
20101,893241,869
20111,657251,632
20121,487171,470
20131,403111,392
20141,298161,282

Want to know about the populiarty of Shane? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 187,942 babies born with the name Shane in the United States. That's more than enough Shanes to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1933 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Shane" was in 1973 with a total of 5,710 babies. (That's a lot of baby Shanes)

According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shane" ranks #38 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kansas. Imagine that, 104 babies in Kansas have the same name as you in 1976. Across the entire United States a total of 5,200 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Shane" mean?

Shane (Irish): God is gracious

The name "Shane" is of Irish origin and it means "God is gracious". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

S is for smile, it gives you face value.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

E is for elegant, born within you.

Your name in reverse order is "Enahs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Easnh". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Shane popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Shane in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Shane

Shane West

Shane West is an actor, musician, songwriter, and producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Shane was born in 1978 as Shannon Bruce Snaith in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.

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Shane McMahon

Shane was born in 1970 as Shane Brandon McMahon in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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Shane Warne

Shane Warne is a cricketer. Shane was born in 1969 in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia.

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Shane Battier

Shane Battier is a basketball biography. Shane was born in 1978 in Birmingham, Michigan.

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Shane Filan

Shane Filan is a singer and songwriter specializing in pop music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Shane was born in 1979 as Shane Steven Filan.

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Shane Richie

Shane Richie is an actor, comedian, media personality, and singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1986 to present. Shane was born in 1964 as Shane Patrick Roche in Kensington, London, England.

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Past life for Shane born Apr 11, 1959

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA North-East approximately on 1400. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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