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Shane

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Irish
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • #379 All Time
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How popular is the baby 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 196 13 183
1954 377 20 357
1955 321 18 303
1956 361 17 344
1957 406 12 394
1958 432 21 411
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 1,048 24 1,024
1966 1,358 43 1,315
1967 2,016 41 1,975
1968 2,567 53 2,514
1969 3,621 83 3,538 #87 boy name
1970 4,551 97 4,454 #64 boy name
1971 5,206 113 5,093 #60 boy name
1972 5,445 203 5,242 #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 5,199 101 5,098 #57 boy name
1977 4,958 88 4,870 #61 boy name
1978 4,564 82 4,482 #65 boy name
1979 4,574 93 4,481 #67 boy name
1980 4,434 67 4,367 #69 boy name
1981 3,797 82 3,715 #81 boy name
1982 3,600 62 3,538 #84 boy name
1983 3,465 64 3,401 #83 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 5,230 62 5,168 #67 boy name
1989 4,921 61 4,860 #71 boy name
1990 5,344 71 5,273 #73 boy name
1991 5,194 89 5,105 #75 boy name
1992 4,905 62 4,843 #77 boy name
1993 4,497 62 4,435 #84 boy name
1994 4,138 54 4,084 #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 2,510 34 2,476
2005 2,490 33 2,457
2006 2,301 28 2,273
2007 2,269 34 2,235
2008 2,333 29 2,304
2009 2,161 33 2,128
2010 1,894 24 1,870
2011 1,660 25 1,635
2012 1,488 17 1,471
2013 1,403 11 1,392
2014 1,309 16 1,293
2015 1,222 17 1,205

Want to know about the popularity of the Shane baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 189,188 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 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Shane" ranks #95 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 15 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 2003. Across the entire United States a total of 2,835 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?

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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.

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 Battier

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

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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 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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Other Inspirations for the Name Shane

Shane Dawson
Shane Harper
Shane Lowry
Shane Mosley
Shane Ray
Shane Smith
Shane Keough
Shane Vereen

Alternative Meanings

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Your name in reverse order is "Enahs". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Asenh". 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 Aug 14, 1933

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 Burma approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

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