Shane
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
SHAYN
Meaning
God is merciful
More info about the name "Shane"

Shane is a variant of Sean, itself an Irish variant of John. John originates in Hebrew language and means "God is merciful". It has been one of the most popular masculine given names over centuries, and in different spellings all over the world. Throughout history it was borne by numerous kings, princes, emperors, popes and saints, the most famous being John the Baptist and John the Apostle. More recently, the famous bearers include John F. Kennedy and John Lennon.

Popularity of the Name Shane
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Famous Shanes

Shane Andrews - baseball player
Shane Boyd - football player
Shane Costa - baseball player
Shane Hater - baseball player
Shane Lynch - musician
Shane McDermott - actor
Shane Richie - actor

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