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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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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1933 6 0 6
1934 9 0 9
1935 8 0 8
1937 8 0 8
1939 5 0 5
1940 8 0 8
1941 22 5 17
1942 17 6 11
1943 16 0 16
1944 16 0 16
1945 9 0 9
1946 13 0 13
1947 25 5 20
1948 35 13 22
1949 34 7 27
1950 34 6 28
1951 50 11 39
1952 52 15 37
1953 197 13 184
1954 377 20 357
1955 321 18 303
1956 361 17 344
1957 405 12 393
1958 433 21 412
1959 514 18 496
1960 549 16 533
1961 601 19 582
1962 727 24 703
1963 864 14 850
1964 921 17 904
1965 1,049 24 1,025
1966 1,357 43 1,314
1967 2,017 41 1,976
1968 2,566 53 2,513
1969 3,622 83 3,539 #87 boy name
1970 4,552 97 4,455 #64 boy name
1971 5,205 113 5,092 #60 boy name
1972 5,446 203 5,243 #55 boy name
1973 5,931 221 5,710 #54 boy name
1974 5,813 157 5,656 #56 boy name
1975 5,317 108 5,209 #57 boy name
1976 5,200 101 5,099 #57 boy name
1977 4,957 88 4,869 #61 boy name
1978 4,563 82 4,481 #65 boy name
1979 4,573 93 4,480 #67 boy name
1980 4,434 67 4,367 #69 boy name
1981 3,796 82 3,714 #81 boy name
1982 3,599 62 3,537 #84 boy name
1983 3,464 64 3,400 #84 boy name
1984 3,391 59 3,332 #85 boy name
1985 4,635 88 4,547 #68 boy name
1986 5,010 81 4,929 #67 boy name
1987 5,378 78 5,300 #65 boy name
1988 5,229 62 5,167 #67 boy name
1989 4,922 61 4,861 #71 boy name
1990 5,342 71 5,271 #73 boy name
1991 5,193 89 5,104 #75 boy name
1992 4,907 62 4,845 #77 boy name
1993 4,497 62 4,435 #84 boy name
1994 4,137 54 4,083 #92 boy name
1995 3,687 57 3,630
1996 3,539 51 3,488
1997 3,352 35 3,317
1998 3,204 38 3,166
1999 3,281 35 3,246
2000 3,300 28 3,272
2001 3,143 27 3,116
2002 3,064 35 3,029
2003 2,835 22 2,813
2004 2,508 34 2,474
2005 2,490 33 2,457
2006 2,300 28 2,272
2007 2,269 34 2,235
2008 2,332 29 2,303
2009 2,161 33 2,128
2010 1,893 24 1,869
2011 1,657 25 1,632
2012 1,487 17 1,470
2013 1,403 11 1,392
2014 1,298 16 1,282

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 #95 in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 70 babies in North Carolina 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?

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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 east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Shane" mean? The list below shows the origins of Shane as well as things modernly associated with the name Shane such as celebrities named Shane.

Irish

Origin and Meaning of Shane

The name "Shane" is of Irish origin, and it means "God is gracious". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

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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Alternative Meanings

S is for scholar, the brilliant in you.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for endear, all those you touch.

Your name in reverse order is "Enahs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Neash". 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.

Past life for Shane born Sep 8, 1963

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ontario approximately on 1300. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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