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Gender: Male Meaning of Crane: "crane" Origin of Crane: English surname

The name Crane is a boy's name of English origin meaning "crane". Crane and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Crane

(Irwin) Crane Wilbur, American actor, writer and director
(Clarence) Crane Brinton, American historian
Crane Kenney, American baseball executive
Crane, stage name of Richard Alan Krieger, American trumpeter and singer

Pop Culture References for the name Crane

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

Crandall, Krane, Craine, Crayn, Crain, Crayne, Crandell

Crane's International Variations

Yeranos (Greek) Daru (Hungarian) Gru (Spanish) Yashtahi (Arabic) Grue (French) Kran (German) Kran (Polish) Kran (Russian)