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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 select, as few are chosen.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

N is for nice, need I say more?

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

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

How popular is the name "Shane" in the U.S.?


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 1965 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shane" is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1965. Across the entire United States a total of 1,049 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Shane

Shane West

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


Shane McMahon

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


Shane Warne

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


Shane Battier

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


Shane Filan

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


Shane Richie

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


Past life for Shane born May 22, 1955

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 Wales approximately on 1750. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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

Do the Name Game - Acrostic Challenge - This game is very simple to play. All you have to do is think of another name to spell out each letter of your name.