Gender: Male Meaning of Kane: "warrior" Origin of Kane: Celtic Kane's Popularity in 2019: #334

Kane Origin and Meaning

The name Kane is a boy's name of Welsh, Japanese, Hawaiian origin meaning "warrior".

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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Rank in US: #334

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


ivy194 Says:


Quite nice.

CaveIron27 Says:


Fun fact - Kane is the name of the current oldest known person alive. As of June 20th 2020.

bananapancakes Says:


Ha ha

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.