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Gender: Male Meaning of Kane: "warrior" Origin of Kane: Celtic Kane's Popularity in 2017: #352

The name Kane is a boy's name of Welsh, Japanese, Hawaiian origin meaning "warrior". Kane is ranked #352 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Video Game Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Lacoste Family 13 Years (71-80)".

From the experts:

A name of multiple identities: a somewhat soap-operatic single-syllable surname, a homonym for the biblical bad boy Cain, and, when found in Japan and Hawaii, it transforms into the two syllable KA-neh. Kane also has multiple meanings: in Welsh, it's "beautiful"; in Japanese, "golden"; and in Hawaiian, "man of the Eastern sky."

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Famous People Named Kane

Kane Warren Hodder, American actor
Kane Thompson, Samoan Rugby Union Player
Kane, ring name of Glenn Thomas Jacobs, American pro wrestler
Kane Allen Brown, American country singer
Kane Stuart Williamson, New Zealand Cricketer
Kane Alexander Rossi (b. 2015), son of American actor and producer Theo Rossi
Kane Atwood (b. 2011), son of American YouTuber Roman Atwood
Robert "Bob" Kane, American comic book artist who created Batman
Harry Kane, striker/captain of the England national football (soccer) team and Tottenham Hotspur

Pop Culture References for the name Kane

"Citizen Kane," film about main character Charles Foster Kane
Kane Bullard, character in video game 'Ace Attorney'
Kane, character on Australian TV's "House Husbands"
Kane, character in video game "Spyro the Dragon"
The Kane Chronicles, series by Rick Riordan
Kane, character in the "Command and Conquer" video game series
Kane, former rockband from the Netherlands

Caen, Cain, Cahane, Kaine, Kain, Keane, Keyne, Cahan, Kahane, Kayne, Kahan


beachbear Says:


I am religious and I still love the name Kane. Kane > Cain for sure.

EmBecs78 Says:


Great, strong name. Love this spelling.

nipnerb Says:


Every time I see it, I read Kanye, although I guess this is a personal problem.

caetano Says:


nope, this has different origins. Cain is the evil one, Kane isnt.

lesliemarion Says:


Evil man name transformed into a K- start. Not so great.

kingram Says:


We're planning on naming our baby boy Kane. We find it to be a powerful, masculine name. Simple but unique. We're very excited to meet our little Kane in a couple months!

beth Says:


My son will be 5 in a few days and I get nothing but compliments on his name Kane. I find it to be a very strong man's name

starrkissed Says:


That is awesome and good to know! I'll have to tell my husband about this. :)

Patricia Davis Says:


I named my son Kane. He is 5 and I've found most people don't even think of Cain and Able. A lot of people tell me they like the name and the spelling

starrkissed Says:


My husband loves this name but it comes with a stigma -- Cane and Abel from the Bible. We like the spelling of Kane and we are not religious, so we're hoping that people will get past the religious stigma if we use it.