Meaning and Origin of: Zane

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Arabic : Beloved
  • Hebrew : God's grace
  • Arabic : Beloved
  • Hebrew : God is gracious

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : unexplained.
  • Italian (Venice and Mantua) and Greek (Zanes) : from a variant of the Venetian personal name Z(u)an(n)i ‘John’ (see Zani).
  • Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Zahn.
  • Robert Zane was a cloth maker of English origin, a founding member of the Quaker colony that was set up at Salem, NJ, in 1676.