Possible variation of John
"God is gracious"

Zane Origin and Meaning

The name Zane is a boy's name meaning "God is gracious".

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.

The Arabic name Zayn, as in musician Zayn Malik, sounds exactly the same as Zane but has a different root. Zayn is one of the fastest-rising names in recent years. And some parents--including country singer Mindy McReady -- use the spelling Zayne.

# 277 in the US

Zane Rank in US Top 1000

# 199 on Nameberry

Zane Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Zane Popularity

Famous People Named Zane

  • Zane Dae BeadlesAmerican football player
  • Zane TaylorAmerican football player
  • Zane Alexander HuettAmerican actor
  • Zane HijaziYouTuber
  • (Pearl) Zane GreyAmerican novelist
  • (Alexander) Zane Reid LoweNew Zealand DJ
  • Zane LampreyAmerican actor and comedian
  • ZaneRay Brodie Holtz, Canadian actor and model
  • Zane IceKid's Week Jeopardy! Champion
  • Zane CharendoffCanadian actor
  • Zane Alexanderson of American actress Heather Tom
  • Billy ZaneAmerican actor

Zane in Pop Culture

  • Zane Donovancharacter on TV's "Eureka"
  • Zanecharacter in "Uglies" book series
  • Zanewhite ninja from animated TV show "Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu"
  • Zane Parkcharacter on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
  • Zane Venturecharacter in the 'Mistborn' Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
  • Zane Bennettcharacter on TV's "H20: Just Add Water"
  • Zane Dupreemain character in Rodman Philbrick's "Zane and the Hurricane."
  • Dathan "Zane" McShane character in "The Safe Lands" by Jill Williamson
  • Zane Ro'Meavecharacter in Aphmau's YouTube series
  • Zane Truesdalecharacter in the anime "Yu,Gi,Oh!"
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  • Rachel Zanecharacter on TV's "Suits," portrayed by Meghan, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex