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Gender: Male Meaning of Shane: "God is gracious" Origin of Shane: Anglicized variation of Sean Shane's Popularity in 2018: #372

The name Shane is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "God is gracious". Shane is ranked #372 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Cowboy Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

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Shane ambled into the picture via the 1953 movie, adding a cowboy twist to its Irish essence. Shane is even more popular in Ireland than in the USA or the UK. Singer Siobhan O'Connor and actor Kevin Sorbo have sons named Shane.

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TechnoKitten Says:


Reminds me of Shane Dawson

LV51sfan91 Says:


I love Shane! It doesn't remind me of rednecks only a nice loveable guy! I think it's he's nicely too!

lesliemarion Says:


Never met a Shane that wasn't a redneck.