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Zane name meaning

First Name
50k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
3k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Zane mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Zane

User Submitted Origins

English
48%
Hebrew
46%
African
3%
Welsh
3%

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 people from South Africa and the United States agree the name Zane is of Hebrew origin and means "Gift from god".
  2. A user from Ohio, U.S. says the name Zane means "Gift of god".
  3. According to a user from Ohio, U.S., the name Zane is of African origin and means "Gods gift".
  4. A submission from Nebraska, U.S. says the name Zane means "It is the male version of Zanetta. It means God's Gift" and is of Spanish origin.
  5. According to 2 people from the United Kingdom and the United States, the name Zane is of Welsh origin and means "God is gracious".
  6. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Zane means "Beautiful".
  7. According to a user from New Jersey, U.S., the name Zane means "Ice".
  8. A submission from California, U.S. says the name Zane means "Day of Emerald" and is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin.
  9. According to a user from South Africa, the name Zane is of English origin and means "Zae".
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  • The usage seems to date from the American writer Zane Grey (1875-1939), born Pearl Zane Gray. It was the surname of his mother's family, of unknown meaning.
  • Sometimes explained as a form of John because of the resemblance to Shane, or because Italian surnames such as Zanelli and Zanetto derive from the equivalent name Giovanni.
  1. A male given name transferred from the surname

Zane was also found in the following language(s): Italian and Latvian

Notable Persons Named Zane

Notable Persons Named Zane

Zane Lowe

Zane Lowe is a radio host. Zane was given the name Alexander Zane Reid Lowe on August 7th, 1973 in Auckland.

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Zane Grey

Zane Grey was a western (genre) novelist and dentist. Zane was given the name Pearl Zane Grey on January 31st, 1872 in Zanesville, Ohio. He breathed his last breath on October 23rd, 1939.

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Zane Holtz

Zane Holtz is an actor, model (people), and model. He has had major accomplishments since 1992. Zane was given the name Zane-Ray Brodie Holtz on January 18th, 1987 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Lil Zane

Lil Zane is a hip hop music rapping and actor. He plays Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Lil was given the name Zane Copeland, Jr. on July 11th, 1982 in Yonkers, New York. Lil is also known as Lil' Zane, Zane, and LZ Stunna.

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Zane Townsend

Zane Townsend is a comics character.

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Zane

Zane is an erotic literature writer. She was most prominent from 1997 to present. Zane was given the name Kristina Laferne Roberts .

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  • Zane Beadles
    Football Player
  • Zane Lamprey
    Producer
  • Zane McIntyre
    Hockey Player
  • Zane Kirchner
  • Zane Tetevano
  • Zane Jākobsone
    Athlete

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zane

Notable Persons With the Last Name Zane

Billy Zane

Billy Zane is an actor and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1985. Billy was given the name William George Zane, Jr. on February 24th, 1966 in Chicago. Billy is also known as Bill Zane.

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Frank Zane

Frank Zane is a bodybuilder. Frank was born on June 28th, 1942 in Kingston, Pennsylvania.

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Lisa Zane

Lisa Zane is a musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1984. Lisa was born on April 5th, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Lil Zane

Lil Zane is a hip hop music rapping and actor. He plays Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1993 to present. Lil was given the name Zane Copeland, Jr. on July 11th, 1982 in Yonkers, New York. Lil is also known as Lil' Zane, Zane, and LZ Stunna.

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Alex Zane

Alex Zane is a radio and television presenter. He was most prominent from 2000 to present. Alex was born on March 3rd, 1979 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

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Zane

Zane is an erotic literature writer. She was most prominent from 1997 to present. Zane was given the name Kristina Laferne Roberts .

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Zane U.S.
  White 76.86% 64.26%
  African American 1.83% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.21% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 5.34% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.19% 16.26%

Of Last Name Zane

People with the last name Zane are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Zane

  • How Popular is the name Zane? Zane is the 1,035th most popular name of all time. As a last name Zane was the 11,502nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Zane have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 49,526 babies born with the first name Zane in the United States. That's more than enough people named Zane to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Zane? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Zane first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Zane is Monday, February 23rd, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Zane born? The highest recorded use of the first name Zane was in 2018 with a total of 2,022 babies. That's a lot of babies named Zane!
  • Random Zane Factoid: According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Zane ranks 109th in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 13 babies in South Dakota have the same name in 2014.
  • Weird things about the name Zane: The name spelled backwards is Enaz. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nzea. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Zane? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,735 people with the last name Zane.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Zane? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Zane as their last name since less than 1 person in 108k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Zane name meaning

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