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Shane

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190k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Shane

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

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English form of a Northern Irish pronunciation of Irish Seán, an equivalent of John.

  1. A male given name.
  2. (rare) A female given name.
  3. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons Named Shane

He holds the title Vice-Chairman of YOU On Demand Holdings Inc. and Vice-Chairmanof YOU On Demand Holdings Inc.. His career lasted from 1989 to 2009. Shane was born as the child of Vince McMahon and Linda McMahon on January 15th, 1970 in Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States.

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Shane Black is a screenwriter, actor, and film director. His ongoing career started in 1987. Shane was born on December 16th, 1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

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Shane West is an actor, musician, songwriter, producer, and writer. His ongoing career started in 1995. Shane was given the name Shannon Bruce Snaith on June 10th, 1978 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Shane is also known as Shannon Snaith and Shane Wrestler.

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Shane was born on July 19th, 1988 in Long Beach, California. Shane is also known as Yaw and Shane.

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Shane MacGowan is a punk rock, celtic punk, folk punk, celtic rock, and folk rock musician. He plays Vocals, Guitar, harmonica, banjo, bodhrán, and piano. He has been prominent since 1977. Shane was given the name Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan on December 25th, 1957.

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Shane was born on September 13th, 1969 in Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Shane

Paul Shane was an actor and comedian. He was most active from 1972 to 2013. Paul was given the name George Frederick Speight on June 19th, 1940 in Thrybergh. He left this life on May 16th, 2013.

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Bob Shane is a folk music and pop music singing and guitarist. He plays Guitar, Banjo, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1957 to 2004. Bob was given the name Robert Castle Schoen on February 1st, 1934 in Hilo, Hawaii.

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Alex Shane is a wrestler. Alex was born on November 15th, 1979 in London.

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Bobby was born on August 25th, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri. He breathed his last breath on February 20th, 1975.

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Ryan was born on April 15th, 1994 in Falls Church, Virginia.

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Sara Shane is an actress and author. Her career lasted from 1948 to 1964. Sara was given the name Elaine Sterling on May 18th, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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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 865 14 851
1964 920 17 903
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 4,549 97 4,452 #64 boy name
1971 5,207 113 5,094 #60 boy name
1972 5,446 203 5,243 #55 boy name
1973 5,932 221 5,711 #54 boy name
1974 5,814 157 5,657 #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 4,563 82 4,481 #65 boy name
1979 4,574 93 4,481 #67 boy name
1980 4,437 67 4,370 #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 4,636 88 4,548 #68 boy name
1986 5,010 81 4,929 #67 boy name
1987 5,378 78 5,300 #65 boy name
1988 5,231 62 5,169 #67 boy name
1989 4,922 61 4,861 #71 boy name
1990 5,342 71 5,271 #73 boy name
1991 5,195 89 5,106 #75 boy name
1992 4,906 62 4,844 #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 3,301 28 3,273
2001 3,143 27 3,116
2002 3,064 35 3,029
2003 2,834 22 2,812
2004 2,510 34 2,476
2005 2,492 33 2,459
2006 2,301 28 2,273
2007 2,269 34 2,235
2008 2,333 29 2,304
2009 2,162 33 2,129
2010 1,897 24 1,873
2011 1,661 25 1,636
2012 1,490 17 1,473
2013 1,403 11 1,392
2014 1,311 16 1,295
2015 1,227 17 1,210
2016 1,075 17 1,058

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Popularity of Shane as a first name

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Popularity of Shane as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Shane U.S.
  White 85.87% 64.26%
  African American 5.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.38% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.79% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.15% 16.26%

Of Last Name Shane

People with the last name Shane are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Shane

  • How Popular is the name Shane? Shane is the 381st most popular name of all time. As a last name Shane was the 4,796th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Shane have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 190,286 babies born with the first name Shane in the United States. That's more than enough people named Shane to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Shane? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1933 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Shane first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Shane is Saturday, March 21st, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Shane born? The highest recorded use of the first name Shane was in 1973 with a total of 5,711 babies. That's a lot of babies named Shane!
  • Random Shane Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Shane ranks 75th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 72 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Shane: Your name in reverse order is Enahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hnaes. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Shane? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,372 people with the last name Shane.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Shane? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Shane as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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