When you hear the name Zane, you may first think of singer Zayn Malik, though spelled differently. His version of the name actually has a different meaning from the name Zane itself as it has an Arabic background. In either case, Zane is now a top 300 name in America.

Meaning of the name Zane:

American: God is gracious

Origin of the name Zane:

Some scholars believe that the baby name Zane is a modern version of the name John, giving it the meaning of “God is gracious.” It became popular when Zane Grey began to utilize the name as his first name in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It has a variety of spellings, but the Arabic Zayn has an alternate meaning of “beauty” or “grace.”

Symbolism of the name Zane:

The baby name Zane means “God is gracious” as it is an alternative option for the name John. It is a completely different name from Zayn, but Zayn can be an alternative spelling of Zane.

Baby name Zane

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Gender of the name Zane:

The baby name Zane is primarily a boy's name.

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Emotion evoked from the name Zane:

The baby name Zane feels youthful and a bit mischievous. It is still a strong and trendy name, however.

Alternative spellings for the name Zane:

Nicknames for the name Zane:

  • Zay
  • Zay Zay
  • Zaney
  • Zany
  • Zu zu
  • Zed

Popularity of the name Zane:

The baby name Zane became a top 1,000 name at rank 938 in 1921. Since the year 1996, Zane has been a top 300 name for boys in America. The lowest ranking it has received is number 200 in the year 2018. In 2020, Zane was rank 259 for boys.

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Famous people with the name Zane:

  • Zane Grey (author, “The Lone Star Ranger”)
  • Zane Beadles (NFL player, Broncos)
  • Zane Taylor (NFL player, Jets)
  • Zane Huett (actor, “Dear Lemon Lima”)
  • Zane Lamprey (actor, “Chugs”)
  • Zane Charendoff (actor, “The Kid Detective”)

Zanes in popular culture:

  • Zane Donovan (character on “Eureka”)
  • Zane (character in “Uglies” books)
  • Zane Park (character on “Degrassi”)
  • Zane Bennett (character in “H2O: Just Add Water”)
  • Zane Truesdale (character in “Yu, Gi, Oh!”)