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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Irish: Raider

What does Sloane mean and stand for?

The name Sloane is of Irish origin and means "raider." It's from an Irish surname that was derived from the given name Sluaghadhán.

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Boy name origins & meanings

  • Gaelic: Warrior

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Sloane

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish: variant spelling of Sloan.

Famous people who gave their babies this name

Popularity of the Name Sloane 

According to Social Security Administration data, Sloane has been fairly stagnant since breaking the top 200 in 2018. It reached a peak rank of 181 in both 2018 and 2020.

However, it is the 6th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Sloane was at its peak popularity in September 2017.

Sloane has slowly made its way onto the girls' side of names, becoming more popular than Sloane for boys. It has been particularly popular in pop culture, appearing in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Entourage, The Newsroom, Christmas Cupid, and Raise Your Voice. Namesakes such as actress Sloane Crosley have also given the name a boost. Actor Rob Corddry, NFL player Chris Cooley, and rapper Macklemore all chose the name Sloane for their daughters.

Where is the Name Sloane Popular?

Sloane was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Sloane

  • Slo

Sloane pairs well with these middle names:


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