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Gender: Male Meaning of Shane: "God is gracious" Origin of Shane: Anglicized variation of Sean Shane's Popularity in 2017: #359

The name Shane is a boy's name of Irish origin meaning "God is gracious". Shane is ranked #359 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".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Shane

Shane West (born Shannon Bruce Snaith), American actor
Shane Patrick Richie, English actor
Shane Douglas (born Troy Allan Martin), American pro wrestler
Shane Edouard Haboucha, American actor
Shane Courtney Battier, American basketball player
Shane Keith Warne, Australian cricketer
Shane Robert Watson, Australian cricketer
Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan, lead singer of Irish band The Pogues
Shane Edward Smeltz, New Zealand footballer
(Melvin) Shane Sparks, American choreographer
Shane Patrick Victorino, American baseball player
Shane Lee "Dawson" Yaw, American YouTuber
Shane Madej, American Youtube Star
Shane Powers, American reality TV personality
Shane Steven Harper, American actor, and singer/songwriter
Shane Van Gisbergen, New Zealand racing driver
Shane Rose, Australian equestrian
Shane Steven Filan, singer of Irish boy band Westlife
Shane Kinsman, American actor; twin brother Brent Kinsman
Shane Arliss Culkin, brother of actor Macaulay Culkin
Shane Brandon McMahon, American pro wrestling CEO, son of Vince McMahon
Shane Suara (b. 1976), son of actress Geraldine Chaplin; grandson of actor Charlie Chaplin
Shane Keough (b. 1986), son of TV personality Jeana Keough ("The Real Housewives of Orange County") and baseball player Matt Keough
Shane Barakan (b. 1987), son of actress Mackenzie Phillips
Shane Fogarty (b. 1991), son of singer John Fogarty
Shane Buechele (b. 1996), son of baseball player Steve Buechele
Shane Lunny (b. 2004), son of singer Sinead O'Connor and Donal Lunny
Shane Haaken Sorbo (b. 2004), son of actor Kevin Sorbo
Shane Kluivert (b. 2008), son of footballer Patrick Kluivert
Shane Peter Filan (b. 2010), son of singer Shane Filan
Shane Firestone (b. 2014), son of reality TV personality Andrew Firestone

Pop Culture References for the name Shane

"Shane," book by Jack Schaefer, 1953 Western film and its main character
Shane Gray, character in Disney's Camp Rock movies
Shane Botwin, character on TV's "Weeds"
Shane Walsh, character in "The Walking Dead" series
Shane Collins, character in the "Morganville Vampire" series by Rachel Caine
Shane Larson, character in movie "Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore"
Shane Nugen, character in "Sims" series
Shane, a cheerleader in the game "High School Story"
Atticus Shane, character on TV's "The Vampire Diaries"



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.