- 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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