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Gender: M Meaning of Zane: "God is gracious" Origin of Zane: Possible variation of John Zane's Popularity in 2015: #233

Western novelist Zane (born Pearl!) Grey made this name famous. Now, it's in tune with the style of our times, retaining that appealing cowboy image.

Zane Grey was the great-grandson of Ebenezer Zane, founder of Zanesville, Ohio, the town where the writer was born. The name Zane has been on the popularity list since 1921, the heyday of such Zane Grey novels as The Riders of the Purple Sage.

Some parents--including country singer Mindy McReady, have begun to use the spelling Zayne.

Famous People Named Zane

Zane Beadles, American football player
Zane Taylor, American football player
Zane Huett, American child actor
Zane Grey, American novelist
Zayn Javaad Malik, British singer from the boy band One Direction.
Zane Alexander, son of American actress Heather Tom
Billy Zane, American actor
Zane Holtz, Canadian actor and model
Zane Ice, Kid's Week Jeopardy! Champion

Pop Culture References for the name Zane

Zane Donovan, from the SciFi show "Eureka"
Zane, from "Uglies" book series
Zane, white ninja from animated show "Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu"
Zane Park, character from Degrassi: The Next Generation
Zane Venture, book character from the Trilogy 'Mistborn', assassin who uses the powers of Allomancy (metal manipulation). Illegitimate son of King Straff Venture. Unknown half brother of Vin's love interest, Elend Venture.
Zane, love interest/sometime-antagonist from "H20: Just Add Water"
Zane Dupree, main protagonist of Rodman Philbrick's "Zane and the Hurricane."
Dathan "Zane" McShane character in "The Safe Lands" by Jill Williamson

Zayne, Zain