Sloane Origin and Meaning

The name Sloane is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "raider".

Sloane is a sleek, sophisticated surname name that has gradually morphed over to the girls' side. With its distinctive and intriguing sound, Sloane has been in the US Top 1000 since 2009, and in 2022, it made its first appearance in the UK charts, jumping more than 400 places in a single year.

Derived from the Irish surname Ó Sluaghadháin, meaning "raider" or "mobilizer", Sloane shares that preppy feel of Blair, Delaney, Ellis, and Quincy.

Sloane has been the name of girlfriend characters in Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Entourage, and was used for a character played by Olivia Munn on The Newsroom. The video game, Overwatch 2 includes a character called Sloane, English actor Barry Sloane has made it familiar through his surname, while Sloane Stephens is a highly ranked tennis player.

Comedian Rob Coddry called his daughter Sloane Sullivan, while rapper Macklemore gave his daughter the name Sloane Ava Simone - and let her direct one of his music videos in 2023.

The association with London's Sloane Square and the upscale clique of Sloane Rangers, who have included Princesses Di and Kate, gives it some extra panache.

# 151 in the US

Sloane Rank in US Top 1000

# 159 on Nameberry

Sloane Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Sloane Popularity

Famous People Named Sloane

  • Sloane StephensAmerican tennis player
  • Sloane CrosleyAmerican memoirist and author
  • Sloane Sullivan Corddry (b. 2006)daughter of actor Rob Corddry
  • Sloane Potts (b. 2010)daughter of Olympic triathlete Andy Potts
  • Sloane Cooley (b. 2014)daughter of NFL player Chris Cooley
  • Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty (b. 2015)daughter of rapper Macklemore
  • Lindsay SloaneAmerican actress

Sloane in Pop Culture

  • Sloane Petersoncharacter from the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
  • Sloan McQuewickcharacter on the television show "Entourage"
  • Sloan Sabbithcharacter from HBO's "The Newsroom"
  • Sloane Barstowa character in the books "The Program" and "The Treatment" by Suzanne Young
  • Sloanecharacter in movie "Raise Your Voice"
  • Magaret Sloane Jamesoncharacters in the book "Lucid"; both protagonists have the same name, one goes by Maggie, the other Sloane
  • Sloane Spencercharacter in the ABC Family movie "Christmas Cupid"
  • Sloane RangersBritish upper,class subculture
  • Sloane VasquezRiley Vasquez's sister in "The Masked Truth" by Kelley Armstrong
  • Sloanean NPC in the podcast "The Adventure Zone"

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