Meaning and Origin of Kane - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Kane

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Girl name origins & meanings:

  • Japanese : Two right thumbs

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Craftsman; spear
  • Hawaiian : Man, the eastern sky
  • Irish : Honor, tribute
  • Japanese : Doubly accomplished, golden, man
  • Scottish : Warlike

Family name origins & meanings:

  • Irish (Ulster) : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catháin ‘descendant of Cathán’ (see O’Kane). Compare Keane.
  • Scottish : reduced form of McKean.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : altered spelling of Cohen.
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : variant spelling of Kanne.
  • Probably also an Americanized spelling of German Köhn (see Kohn).