Gender: Male Meaning of Crane: "crane" Origin of Crane: 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.

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Famous People Named Crane

Pop Culture References for the name Crane

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)


autumnreverie Says:


Hmm... Ichabod, bird, or machinery?