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.