English surname

Crane Origin and Meaning

The name Crane is a boy's name of English origin meaning "crane".

This elegant surname has great potential to turn into an unusual first name, especially with its literary associations to both Stephen and Hart Crane.

Crane is a surname that originated for a tall man with long, thin legs. It can now be seen as one of the newly stylish bird names, like Wren and Lark, and could fit in well with future classmates Zane, Kane, Dane, Lane, Rain--and Jane.

Crane Popularity

Famous People Named Crane

  • (Irwin) Crane WilburAmerican actor, writer and director
  • (Clarence) Crane BrintonAmerican historian
  • Crane KenneyAmerican baseball executive
  • Cranestage name of Richard Alan Krieger, American trumpeter and singer

Crane in Pop Culture

  • Dr. Frasier Cranecharacter on TV's "Frasier" and "Cheers"
  • Ichabod Cranecharacter in Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
  • Jonathan Crane aka The Scarecrowcharacter in the Batman sries
  • Denny and Donny Cranecharacters on TV's "Boston Legal"
  • Kyle Cranecharacter in Video Game "Dying Light"