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Zane

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44k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Zane mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Zane

"Zane" is a name of American origin, and it means "God is Gracious". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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The usage seems to date from the American writer Zane Grey (1875-1939), born Pearl Zane Gray. It was the surname of his mother's family, from Ohio, of unknown meaning.

  • Zane is sometimes explained as a form of John because of the resemblance to Shane, or because Italian surnames such as Zanelli and Zanetto derive from Giovanni ( =John).
  1. A male given name.

Zane was also found in the following language(s): Latvian

Notable Persons Named Zane

Zane Lowe is a radio host. Zane was given the name Alexander Zane Reid Lowe on August 7th, 1973 in Auckland.

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Zane Grey was a western (genre) novelist and dentist. Zane was given the name Pearl Zane Grey on January 31st, 1872 in Zanesville, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on October 23rd, 1939.

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Zane Holtz is an actor, model (people), and model. He has had major accomplishments since 1992. Zane was given the name Zane-Ray Brodie Holtz on January 18th, 1987 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Lil Zane is a hip hop music rapping and actor. He plays Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Lil was given the name Zane Copeland, Jr. on July 11th, 1982 in Yonkers, New York. Lil is also known as Lil' Zane, Zane, and LZ Stunna.

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Zane Townsend is a comics character.

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Zane is an erotic literature writer. She was most prominent from 1997 to present. Zane was given the name Kristina Laferne Roberts .

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Zane

Billy Zane is an actor and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1985. Billy was given the name William George Zane, Jr. on February 24th, 1966 in Chicago. Billy is also known as Bill Zane.

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Frank Zane is a bodybuilder. Frank was born on June 28th, 1942 in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

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Lisa Zane is a musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1984. Lisa was born on April 5th, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Lil Zane is a hip hop music rapping and actor. He plays Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Lil was given the name Zane Copeland, Jr. on July 11th, 1982 in Yonkers, New York. Lil is also known as Lil' Zane, Zane, and LZ Stunna.

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Alex Zane is a radio and television presenter. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Alex was born on March 3rd, 1979 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

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Zane is an erotic literature writer. She was most prominent from 1997 to present. Zane was given the name Kristina Laferne Roberts .

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How popular is the baby name Zane in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1914 6 0 6
1915 12 0 12
1916 9 0 9
1917 7 0 7
1918 13 0 13
1919 34 6 28
1920 48 9 39
1921 57 0 57
1922 80 6 74
1923 86 8 78
1924 96 9 87
1925 80 5 75
1926 119 8 111
1927 75 0 75
1928 79 0 79
1929 69 10 59
1930 81 6 75
1931 72 0 72
1932 86 5 81
1933 89 7 82
1934 83 8 75
1935 89 9 80
1936 69 5 64
1937 49 0 49
1938 62 0 62
1939 61 0 61
1940 76 8 68
1941 52 0 52
1942 67 6 61
1943 63 0 63
1944 52 5 47
1945 55 5 50
1946 63 6 57
1947 67 0 67
1948 92 0 92
1949 70 0 70
1950 76 7 69
1951 74 0 74
1952 81 6 75
1953 105 5 100
1954 110 5 105
1955 108 0 108
1956 130 7 123
1957 172 6 166
1958 152 5 147
1959 152 0 152
1960 119 0 119
1961 161 0 161
1962 155 7 148
1963 143 0 143
1964 116 0 116
1965 110 8 102
1966 95 0 95
1967 108 0 108
1968 122 0 122
1969 115 0 115
1970 145 0 145
1971 131 0 131
1972 141 0 141
1973 135 6 129
1974 136 0 136
1975 126 0 126
1976 138 0 138
1977 134 0 134
1978 171 0 171
1979 184 0 184
1980 193 0 193
1981 208 0 208
1982 233 0 233
1983 208 0 208
1984 241 0 241
1985 337 5 332
1986 376 5 371
1987 331 6 325
1988 377 0 377
1989 421 0 421
1990 517 7 510
1991 499 0 499
1992 631 9 622
1993 696 5 691
1994 799 21 778
1995 787 13 774
1996 935 16 919
1997 1,057 17 1,040
1998 1,086 12 1,074
1999 1,258 17 1,241
2000 1,377 9 1,368
2001 1,343 14 1,329
2002 1,568 11 1,557
2003 1,598 8 1,590
2004 1,469 14 1,455
2005 1,444 11 1,433
2006 1,419 8 1,411
2007 1,608 11 1,597
2008 1,582 9 1,573
2009 1,527 10 1,517
2010 1,471 10 1,461
2011 1,614 8 1,606
2012 1,595 6 1,589
2013 1,746 8 1,738
2014 1,697 7 1,690
2015 1,673 12 1,661
2016 1,859 8 1,851

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Popularity of Zane as a first name

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Popularity of Zane as a last name

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Common last names for Zane

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  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Miller
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zane U.S.
  White 76.86% 64.26%
  African American 1.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.21% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zane

People with the last name Zane are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Zane

  • How Popular is the name Zane? Zane is the 1,076th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zane was the 11,502nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zane have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 43,893 babies born with the first name Zane in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zane to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zane? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zane first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zane is Monday, February 23rd, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Zane born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zane was in 2016 with a total of 1,851 babies. That's a lot of babies named Zane!
  • Random Zane Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zane ranks 54th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 14 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Zane: Your name in reverse order is Enaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Enaz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zane? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,735 people with the last name Zane.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zane? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zane as their last name since less than 1 person in 108k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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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