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Gender: Male Meaning of Thane: "clan chieftain" Origin of Thane: Scottish

The name Thane is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "clan chieftain". Thane and is often added to lists like Sci-Fi Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Themed Families..".

From the experts:

This early Scottish title -- known to us via Shakespeare's Macbeth -- has recently surfaced as a baby name possibility, familiar sounding through its similarity to names like Zane and Wayne.

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Famous People Named Thane

Pop Culture References for the name Thane

Thane Krios, a Drell assassin in the Mass Effect video game trilogy.
Thane Kyrell, character in Star Wars

Thayne, Thaine, Thain


zara Says:


Found it through a Harry Potter fanfiction - not sure if I would use it as a useless muggle, but damn, I'd have so many more names I could use if I was a witch

Sky85 Says:


I prefer your pronunciation to be very honest. Your sons name is lovely!

Loulabelle281 Says:


We named our son Thaen-Alexander which is a derivative of Thane. We pronounce it THAY-en. It always gets a “sorry, what was that” reaction lol 😂

Bobcat108 Says:


I had a great-aunt (born 1922) whose name was Thayne. It was an unusual choice as the older siblings all had more traditional names: Helen, Nellie, Ruth, Gwen, Gerald, & Roland.

niteowl13 Says:


It's a sci-fi name

Orchid_Lover Says:


This name first appeared on the SSA list in 1916 and has been on it every year since 1944, so I disagree with the "recently surfaced" part of the "Name Info"