Gender: Female Origin of Shane: Irish variation of Sean or Shannon

Shane Origin and Meaning

The name Shane is a girl's name of Irish origin.

As a boy's name, Shane is related more directly to the 50s movie cowboy and the Irish name Sean; for a girl, it might be a variation on Shannon, Shana, or Shawn. Parenthood star Erika Christensen named her daughter Shane. Another spin, used by Eddie Murphy, is Shayne.

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Sapphire Says:


I like this name for a girl, but I feel that people would come after me and say that’s a boys name so I wouldn’t use this name

indiefendi2 Says:


To me this is one of the few truly, perfectly unisex names.

shelly68 Says:


I love Shane for a girl but I'm afraid it won't go with our Italian surname:~