About the name Shane

About the baby name Shane, at Click Baby Names.com

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If you like the name Shane, find out the meaning, origin, nicknames, variations and other information to help you decide if you want to use this first name for your baby.
Name meaning, variations & etymology
  • Is an Anglicized version of the Irish name Seán (Ulster dialect)
  • An Irish derivative of the name John
  • Means “Gift from God” or “God is gracious”
  • Also used as a last name, and with Mc, Mac and O’ prefixes
  • Known for the 1949 novel “Shane” by Jack Schaefer
  • Known for Canadian professional hockey player Shane Doan (born 1976)
  • Known for Shane Lynch, Irish singer from Boyzone (born 1971)
  • Known for Shane MacGowan, Irish singer/songwriter from the Pogues (born 1957)


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