First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
On This Page

How to Pronounce Sane

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Sane?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Sane mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Sane

User Submitted Meanings

  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Sane is of African origin and means "Sensible".
Other origins: English

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Sane to us below

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Sane
  1. Being in a healthy condition; not deranged; acting rationally; -- said of the mind.
  2. Mentally sound; possessing a rational mind; having the mental faculties in such condition as to be able to anticipate and judge of the effect of one's actions in an ordinary maner; -- said of persons.
    synonyms: Sound; healthy; underanged; unbroken.

Etymology: L. sanus; cf. Gr. �, �, safe, sound. Cf. Sound (a.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Marked by sound judgment ("sane nuclear policy")
  2. Mentally healthy; free from mental disorder ("appears to be completely sane")

From Latin sānus (“healthy; sane”).

sane was also found in the following language(s): Esperanto, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Sane

Sane was born on May 22nd, 1985 in Paweh. He breathed his last breath on February 14th, 2011.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sane

Leroy Sané is a soccer player for the FC Schalke 04, SG Wattenscheid 09, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Germany national youth football team, Germany national under-21 football team, and Germany national football team. Leroy was born on January 11th, 1996 in Essen.


Samy Sané is a soccer player for the ES Viry-Châtillon, SC Freiburg, FC Nürnberg, SG Wattenscheid 09, FC Tirol Innsbruck, FC Lausanne-Sport, LASK Linz, FC Schaffhausen, and Senegal national football team. Samy was born on February 26th, 1961 in Dakar.


Justin Sane is a punk rock, hardcore punk, skate punk, and anarcho-punk musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most active from 1988 to present. Justin was given the name Justin Cathal Geever on February 21st, 1973 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.


Pandurang Sadashiv Sane was a writer. Pandurang was born Pandurang Sadashiv Sane on December 24th, 1899 in Palgad, Bombay State, British India. He left this life on June 11th, 1950.


Ludovic Sané is a soccer player for the FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Stade Bordelais (football), RCO Agde, and Senegal national football team. Ludovic was born on March 22nd, 1987 in Villeneuve-sur-Lot, France.


Salif Sané is a soccer player for the Hannover 96, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, AS Nancy, and Senegal national football team. Salif was born on August 25th, 1990 in Lormont, France.


Where is the name Sane popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Sane as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Sane as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Tennessee, North Carolina, or Georgia.

Common first names for Sane

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sane U.S.
  White 58.62% 64.26%
  African American 9.80% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 22.53% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sane

People with the last name Sane are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Sane

  • How Popular is the name Sane? As a last name Sane was the 23,817th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Sane first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Sane is Sunday, September 15th, 1878.
  • How unique is the name Sane? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Sane. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Sane: Your name in reverse order is Enas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sean. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sane? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,061 people with the last name Sane.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sane? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sane as their last name since less than 1 person in 278k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

What Sanes Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Sane

Name poster for Sane(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.