Irish variation of Sean or Shannon
"old and wise"

Shane Origin and Meaning

The name Shane is both a boy's name and 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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Famous People Named Shane

  • Shane Maness (b. 2016)daughter of actress Erika Christensen and Cole Maness

Shane in Pop Culture

  • Shane McCutcheonCharacter on TV's "The L Word"