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Updated February 8, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Arabic : Beloved

Boy name origins & meanings

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

What does Zane mean and stand for?

The name Zane is of Hebrew origin and means "God is gracious." It is thought to be derived from the name John. Zane was originally used a surname.

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How Popular Is The Name Zane

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.

What Does the Name Zane Mean?

Novelist Zane (originally Pearl) Grey made this modern name a trend. It is thought to originate from John and means "God is gracious." This is a spelling variation of the more popular Zayn.

How Popular is the Name Zane?

Zane is the number 238 most popular boys name in the US, according to 2021 Social Security Administration data. It briefly enjoyed a spot in the top 200 in 2018, but other than that year, Zane has stayed between 200 and 260.

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Popularity of the Name Zane in the United States

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Zane was at its peak popularity in September 2018.

Zane was searched for most often in the following states:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Ohio
  3. Minnesota
  4. Arizona
  5. Washington

Famous People Named Zane and Zane in Pop Culture

As mentioned above, a notable namesake is Zane Grey, who was not only the author of The Riders of the Purple Sage, but was also the great grandson of Ebenezer Zane, the founder of Zanesville, Ohio. Other notable namesakes include football players Zane Dae Beadles and Zane Taylor, YouTuber Zane Hijazi, and actor Zane Alexander Huett. Zane has also made appearances in The Uglies, Eureka, Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, Degrassi: The Next Generation, and H20: Just Add Water.

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