Shane

Origin: Ireland
gender-male
Region Origin: Western Europe

Shane is a predominantly masculine given name with Irish and Hebrew origins. It is an anglicized version of the Irish name Séaghan/Seán, which is cognate to the name John, meaning "God is gracious". The name Shane has also been used as a feminine given name, derived from the Yiddish name Shayna, meaning "beautiful". The name Shane gained popularity in the 1950s after the release of the novel "Shane" by Jack Schaefer and its subsequent film adaptation in 1953. The name is also associated with various famous people, including actors, athletes, and musicians. Although it is primarily considered a boy's name, there are more boys named Shane than girls, making it a fresh and modern choice for both sexes. Variations of the name Shane include Shawn, Seán, Shayne, Shannon, and Shana.

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