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It doesn't get much shorter or sweeter than Bane. This boys' name has a bit of a preppy feel and makes for a great given or middle name. While it hasn't made the list of the top 1,000 names in the United States, we could see it getting there during the 2020s. It sounds both traditional and trendy all at once, and it pairs well with practically any middle name. Just be aware of its less than desirable meaning.

Meaning of the name Bane:

English: Poison, causes death
Slavic: Glorious defender

Origin of the name Bane:

Bane is an English word name. It was used in Old English to describe a plant that was toxic or poisonous. That may be why DC Comics used the name for a supervillain. There is also some thought that Bane is a derivative of the Slavic name Branislav, which means “glorious defender.” It's often used as a nickname for Branislav.

Symbolism of the name Bane:

Bane doesn't offer much in the way of symbolism. It could be thought of as a nature name, but its meaning isn't one new parents would want to associate with their babies. However, the name is associated with many fictional characters in modern pop culture, so that might offer some inspiration. And if you're a fan of the Slavic origin of the name, you may find some meaning in “glorious defender.”

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Gender of the name Bane:

Bane is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Bane:


Number of syllables in the name Bane:


Emotion evoked from the name Bane:

The baby name Bane evokes images of someone who is confident and a good leader.

Alternative spellings for the name Bane:

  • Bain
  • Bayne

Nicknames for the name Bane:

  • Baney
  • B

Popularity of the name Bane:

According to the Social Security Administration, Bane has never been a top 1,000 baby name for boys or girls in the United States.

Related names for the name Bane:

Great middle names for Bane and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Bane:

  • Bane Jelic (musician, artist, and writer)
  • Bane Vasic (engineer)
  • Bane Kerac (comic book creator)
  • Bane Sekulić (soccer player)
  • Bane Trifunović (actor and producer)

Bane in popular culture:

  • Bane (character in the DC Comics universe)
  • Bane (character in the Harry Potter series)
  • Bane (character in “The Matrix” films)
  • Bane (character in the movie “Ten Gentlemen from West Point”)
  • Bane the Druid (character in the Legacy of Kain franchise)
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