in the U.S.
- Gender: Boy
- Origin: Irish
- Meaning: God is gracious
- #376 All Time
Pronunciation of Shane
How popular is the name "Shane" in the U.S.?
|Year||Total Babies Born||Girls Born||Boys Born||Ranking|
|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|
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 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shane" ranks #88 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 50 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1994. Across the entire United States a total of 4,137 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 north 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.
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.
S is for strength, there when needed.
H is for hand, that you always give.
A is for altruism, the unselfish you.
N is for noble, your regal bearing.
E is for expressive, not one to hold within.
Your name in reverse order is "Enahs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nehsa". 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 30, 2010
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 Southern India approximately on 1600. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.
You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.
Name poster for Shane
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.