Shane

Shane - A very unique male name



  Dec 12,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Shane, meaning God is gracious, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1951 on position #1227. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Shane and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Shane? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Shane. The baby boy name Shane was given to 1,442 baby boys in 2012, ranking #246 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,138 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Shane peaked in popularity 44 years ago in 1973 on position 54.



Famous with this name

Shane McRae
Shane West
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Shane is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Shane is currently topping the baby name charts in Delaware at position #75 - and is the least popular in Minnesota at position #609.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Shane is where you live.


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Shane origin and meaning

Shane is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means God is gracious. To see famous people named Shane, pop culture references for the name Shane and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Shane

We've found the following names that sound similar to Shane, sorted by popularity.

Sean / Shawn / Sam / Shaun / Shannon / Simon / Sammy / Sammie / Sonny / Shayne /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012246
2011215
2010196
2009179
2008174
2007183
2006179
2005166
2004165
2003144
2002130
2001127
2000116
1999110
1998117
1997114
1996112
1995102
199492
199384
199277
199175
199073
198971
198867
198765
198667
198568
198485
198383
198285
198181
198069
197967
197865
197761
197657
197557
197456
197354
197255
197160
197064
196986
1968120
1967144
1966185
1965228
1964253
1963262
1962289
1961327
1960341
1959352
1958389
1957393
1956425
1955420
1954387
1953562
19521543
19511227

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Delaware75
Hawaii96
Pennsylvania102
New Jersey112
Alaska118
Vermont129
Massachusetts143
New York169
Michigan184
New Hampshire185
West Virginia190
Virginia197
New Mexico197
Connecticut200
Florida203
Nevada206
South Dakota213
Maryland220
Missouri233
Maine239
Colorado252
Arizona256
Ohio261
Oklahoma265
California267
Kentucky270
Oregon278
Idaho305
Indiana305
Iowa306
Tennessee311
Louisiana311
Illinois314
North Carolina316
Mississippi317
Kansas318
Georgia320
Wisconsin345
Washington354
South Carolina370
Texas371
Nebraska377
Alabama427
Arkansas533
Utah570
Minnesota609

Even more about Shane


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Shane a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Shane?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1973
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Shane
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,138
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1951
2012 births +1,442

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