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This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Zane in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Zane:

  • Records indicate that 36,161 boys in the United States have been named Zane since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2011, when 1,593 people in the U.S. were given the name Zane. Those people are now 3 years old.

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      50 Positive Comments

  • "I love the name Zane. My husband and I named our son Zane(it was the only name we could agree on). He is now three years old and the name suits him so well. I think it will still sound great on him when he is a teenager and also as an adult :)" Oct. 23, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Zane, he was born in 2006 and it's still my favourite boys name now. He always gets told he has a cool name as it's still uncommon here in the UK - trouble is I am now trying to find a boys name that will go with it for a sibling due in a few months. It's an impossible task!!" Jul. 20, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I got to the end of the name book in 93 zane was the name that stood strong- zane is cute for a baby cool for a teen and and a name of distinction for an old man- uncommon but ancient- people forget that babies will be far longer old men and women with the grace of God. but lets hope it doesnt get too popular!" Sep. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Due with my first child on Monday. It's a boy and we are naming him Zane. It's masculine, cool, and unique but not too crazy or made-up sounding. I can't wait to meet my ZANE! :)" Feb. 17, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im having a boy in Feb & im naming him Zane Ziggie :) i love the name Zane" Dec. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name. I love it now for 41 years, born in 1969. My parents choice it for being the author of a book my oldest sister was reading, Zane Grey. I never been to Zanesville, Oh, but will get there some day." Oct. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I currently have a 2 yr old boy called zenon and looking for another cool name for a brother, myself and my partner both think zane would be a perfect match!" Oct. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zane and i`m a WOMAN from Latvia (Europa). This is one of the most popular women names in our contry. I love my name! Thats so hilarious - somwhere else Zane is boy name :)" Sep. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm having my third girl in early 2011 and naming her Zayne." Sep. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love my name!!! It means John in Irish and god is gracious in Hebrew." May. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my baby boy "Zane" born this September. I chose Zane because I am a teacher and it's difficult not to associate other kids with common names. I first heard the name from Billy Zane in the show Twin Peaks in the early 90's...I wasn't crazy about him personally but I thought his name was strong, nobody messes with a Zane in the playground (coincidentally my boy is in the 90th percentile for height and weight). Also, my friend's brother is named Zane, I have never met him but he is some sort of secret agent with the army, that's cool too. No nicknames can be made out of it, he is what he is, he's Zane." Dec. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my son, born 12 May '09, was going to be called Zachary but at the last minute I changed my mind and named him Zane! I am so glad that I did, as it's such a cool and strong name. The only downside is that some people say 'Zaney' which I don't like too much lol" Dec. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE MY NAME.. I AM ONE OF VERY FEW PEOPLE IN THE UK WITH THE GREAT NAME ZANE.. ZANE IS DIFFERENT AND 1 OF ONLY A FEW AT LEAST HERE IN UK.. WOULD LOVE TO MEET OTHER ZANES ALONG MY LIFE TRAVEL.... ALL HAIL THE ZANES OF THE WORLD" Nov. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "it is my name and we spell it Zaine and gotten good feed back and love being the only Zaine in my city of wadsworth" Oct. 29, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born last New Year's Eve, and we named him Zane. Our last name is very common, so we wanted one that was unique (but not weird). The older he gets, the more it suits him." Jul. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zane has been a GREAT name to me over the past 35 years. Because the name is unique, we Zanes have a bond when we meet one another. I've met two or three dozen other Zanes throughout my travels, the last one a waiter in a restaurant who didn't believe I was a Zane because he had only heard of one other and hadn't met one personally, so I had to show him my ID : ). My son is now Zane." Jun. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zane. I have only met one other man who had the name, so it is still uncommon. One the the best aspects of the name is that when my name is called, even in a noisy crowd, it cuts right through the noise and your attention snaps to it. Much more so than other names like John or whatever." May. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zane is my son`s name.l like the name alot though l did not know the meaning.He is the only Zane which l know.He is till young 1 momth old but he will like it coz it`s unique." May. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My older son's name is Zane, I chose it and love it. He was born 9-23-93. He is a leader and a literal genius. (I stopped helping him with homework long ago._lol. It is a great name!" May. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son - born in 1992 - is a Zane. He is the only Zane in his high school of 2,300 kids. He says he always gets positive feedback about his name. When considering names for him before he was born, I wanted something unique but not totally unheard of. Zane suits him well. I still love the name! To me, it evokes images of a very cool guy, and so far my Zane is living up to his name!" May. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Zane in Feb 2008. We thought it sounded cool and slightly different. We did not know of any other Zanes except the radio 1 DJ, recently though have met several people who know of a Zane. Have to always repeat his name when people ask." Apr. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name. because I, Zane MS, am superior =) i think my name is great. infact, i could not imagine my life with a different name. It just wouldn't be the same. I could no longer be referred to as 'Lord Zane' , or, 'The Zane Supremacy'. THANKS MUM!" Mar. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Son is Zane, born 08/08/1992. When I chose the name I wanted something a little different. The meaning of John also were in my thoughts for the choice. Yes, if I mention Zane, its a name thats remebered. Im Son, is quite a cool lad, and thinks his name is cool too. Although a couple of years later a neighbour of mine called their son Zane, seems to be getting popular." Feb. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a big fan of this name. it comes across as strong& unique." Nov. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is our son's name, and it suits him quite well! I think it's unique without being weird, and very masculine." Oct. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Though he often has to repeat it when people first meet him, most everyone has reacted very positively to our son's name over the last 23 years. We chose it because we thought it sounded strong, pretty cool, and wanted something kind of unusual to go with our very common last name. A few years went by before we met another, but now it's not so rare. And, like several other names that used to be exclusively boys' names, we've now heard of a couple girls with it, though spelled differently. We love the name. (I joked to my husband, while pregnant with our daughter, that maybe we should name her Zana.) Our son has always liked his name. And I think people tend to remember him partly because of it!" Oct. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 2nd son was born on 5-10-08. We named him Zane Garrett. This is the only name we could agree on. I've gotten lots of positive comments on it! I so have trouble with people understanding what it is. They will say "what" and I'll say "It's Zane" and the two s sounds to blend together sometimes. But, I love the name! It's cowboy." Sep. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a girl and where I live Zane is a very popular girl's name. I was really surprised when I saw that it's mainly given to boys in the US. The name pronounces Zahn-neh not zaney or zayne.." Sep. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name Zane! It's cute! I also like it as a girl's name." Aug. 26, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Zane, he is now three and we have gotten lots of positive comments. It's not a very common name, but most people have heard of it and everyone remembers it. I love this name." Aug. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son was born 8/8/08 and we named him Zane. We love the name! It is very strong and evokes images of the west and of someone who is a leader, not a follower. It is an unusual name, but isn't out there or wierd. Our 18-month-old is named Wyatt and we chose his name for the same reasons." Aug. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name. My son was born on 6th February 1983 and we called him Zane Aaron. A Hebrew man heard me calling him one day in a park and told me that it is a Hebrew name and it means "A Gift from God" and as far as I am concerned he is a gift from God to me. When he was younger he stopped liking it because it was so easy to rhyme and other kids used to make up sill rhymes so for a while he called himself Paul because it was plain and simple. However he is now a grown man and loves his name and I am proud of that." Aug. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name. My son was born on 6th February 1983 and we called him Zane Aaron. A Hebrew man heard me calling him one day in a park and told me that it is a Hebrew name and it means "A Gift from God" and as far as I am concerned he is a gift from God to me. When he was younger he stopped liking it because it was so easy to rhyme and other kids used to make up sill rhymes so for a while he called himself Paul because it was plain and simple. However he is now a grown man and loves his name and I am proud of that." Aug. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are having a baby boy in July and plan on naming him Zane. It was the only name that we agreed on and we both LOVE it! It is totally unique but very masculine at the same time." May. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Zane, its different but I like the fact its not wierd and no-one else has that name. Hope it stays that way" Apr. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! By the way, my mom works at a hospital, and she knew some emo guy named Zane. I cracked up when she told me that." Mar. 31, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Zane! We have a 7 month old Zane, & the name fits him perfectly. My husband and I thought it was strong and unique w/out being too out there. We don't agree on many names, but we both love this name. It also happens to be my grandfather's favorite author, but we only found that out after we named him." Mar. 27, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son was Born 26 Feb 2008 and we called him Zane. I think it is very nice name. We only had positive comments about his name" Mar. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Zane and he is two as well. We call him ZaneZane and wow is he a busy little guy, quite stubborn at times, but what 2 year old isn't?!! Love the name, very western and strong." Mar. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Zane and i've never met another one but I'm sure they're out there. I think it's a pretty good name." Feb. 2, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name. Have only known one other person with the name but have no problems with people mispronouncing it when they read it out and get many people comment on it being origional and how much they love it." Nov. 23, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "its my sons name and its has an arabic origin too, and it means the handsome in arabic" Aug. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My one-year-old's name is Zane. We've gotten mostly positive comments on it. As for the person's question above, Zane Grey was the author, not a character. His "Riders of the Purple Sage" is excellent." Jan. 19, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! I named my son Zane in 1997 because Zane grey was my Grandfathers favorite Author." Jul. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's masculine, unusual...but not freaky. I knew I very kind, intelligent man with this name;he was a real southern gentleman!" Jul. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is our son's name as well, he entered our lives on April 15th Tax Day and we could not decide on a name. I, being Mom wanted something unique and our boy has been just that. Our son does not know a stranger..eveyone loves his name and loves his personality and the name suites him very well. His nickname is ZaneMan..in Tae Kwon Do he was known as ZaneForce and also in BMX! We love the name and are so pleased that we chose it for our 'unique' son." Apr. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Kayne, Wayne, Shane, Dane, Stan, Ian....... Hussein! I have a strong Australian accent so you can see how people can mishear me when I tell them over and over... ZANE - ZANE - ZANE" Feb. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Of course one should never forget the popular author Zane Grey. I am glad this name is still going" Feb. 8, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is not common at all where I live. I like it because I am either first in line or last in line. Once in a while people call me Zany Brainy. Sometimes people think it is "Jane" or "Shane" when they hear it. I like it because it is a little different, but not bizarre." Jun. 16, 2005: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is our son's name and everyone that hears it loves it and wonders how we came up with it. They all laugh when we say it was the only name we could agree on!" Jun. 12, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "Double thumbs up!! Zane is my son's name. He is a leader of the pack. It is like instant "cool" for him. We were at the library the other day and some little girls (he is 9) came up behind us whispering, "thats Zane!!" Like he is famous or something. Cracks me up, but I think the name has a lot to do with it. By the way, can totally relate to the guy that posted on Feb 23, 2006, sometimes it is hard for people to understand what the name is, especially if you say "is" right before it. Like "this is Zane.." the two Z sounds kind of blurr together." Jul. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      23 Neutral Comments

  • "I am due in two weeks and we are expecting a boy and have decided on naming him Zane. I really like the name as it is unique and strong. My other two kids did not agreed to any other name. Hence, we are naming him ZANE. I am sure he will love it too." Sep. 11, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Zane saved me from an abusive marriage. The very second he was placed in my arms joy radiated from him and I knew then I was leaving the abuse so he would could remain joyful. He's 19 and has friends all over. He is entering his sophomore year in college as well as his 2nd year on the Razorbck Spirit Squad. His joy is spread amongst 1000s of fans & visitors. I truly believe the name Zane possesses strength, joy, and individualism." Aug. 22, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My youngest son born 14.10.06 is named Zane. We all love this name because it's still unusual in the UK. I think of people called Zane as creative and strong... I chose the name after a character called Zane in a UK Police drama called 'The Bill'. Fab name, Zane, no regrets with this choice! Zane's older siblings are named Hollie and Jaden...." Jul. 2, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "What a great name. I have had mine since N0v 11 1957. So I was lucky three times. The name,the birth date (Veterans Day), and born the same day as my grandmother. Oh- and I am a retired veteran. Didn't use it until early twenties and a Scorpio to boot. I have met only three Zane's in my life. And we all are cool. Peace to all my brother Zane's." Mar. 31, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Zane in 1983. It is something different and I got the name from Zane Gray the great writer. He gets a number of commments about his name with the majority saying "its a cool name"." Oct. 28, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Zane love it love to meet other Zanes in the uk my full name is Zane Christopher Wayne newell I have 2 brothers one named Aaron and my little brother is call Zachary peace to all Zanes" Jul. 30, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son was born in August 2011. His name is Zane!! Hes gonna be a rockstar in life!!" Apr. 17, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zane is my name. I love this name it is unique in alot of ways :)" Aug. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "zane is the name my son he was born in november 2010 i choose it because is unique and i named him sort after my who is william zane and my son called zane william" Jul. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like this name for our baby if we have a boy, due anyway now! Just can't decide to spell it the popular way of Zane or Zaine (a bit diff) ?? Help." May. 3, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Zane is a family name and we also chose it because of the "cool" factor. The fact that it is impossible to shorten and a very strong name were also important to us. Our son was born in 2003. In Australia in 2010 there are alrge number of Zane's with our son once 1 of 3 Zane's in a kindy group." Aug. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "we named our son born in 1998 Zayne. It is a fairly common name amongst the parsi Zoroastrians (hail from ancient Persia at the time of Cyrus the Great, Darayus and others). Though most spell it Zain or Zane, we added a y to it hence Zayne." Jun. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "i'll be a father in november and its a boy... im planning to name my first son Zane. Zane means "God is gracious"" Sep. 1, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I always liked the name after knowing a person called Zane, so we called our first born Zane, i didn't know of the author (Zane Grey) at the time but everyone would associate it with that. The reason we chose it was because it is an unusual sounding name that isn't hard to pronounce or spell, and we have only had positive reactions to it. I think it is a strong, masculine sounding name. Have never heard it as a girls name before though! I also liked the fact that it is a variant of John, which is a name in our family, so it was nice to use John in a different form." Jan. 12, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our son is named Zane. I don't see it as a western name unless you only associate it with the author. It is a strong, sturdy, unique, authentic, name. People respond well to it." Jan. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like Zane, but there is a rapper called "lil Zane"" May. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Strange... My name is also Zane, but I'm a girl... Was quite surprising, that in US it is a name for boys... :)" Apr. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Zane. i want to name my boy that. i got it out of a book. and i loved it ever since." Jan. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 5 months pregnant and found out that we are having a boy. We named him Zane because we love that it is easily pronouncible, but unique. What a strong name :) We are getting nothing but positive remarks on what a cool name it is!" Dec. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my son's name. He's two. Everyone seems to know someone or have heard of someone named Zane but we've never met another one yet. I'm really happy with the name and I hope he likes it too." Oct. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "A populer guy in my dorm is named Zane He Is hottttttttttttttttttt! J.k. he is absolutly annoying and shaves his leggs in Industrial Arts." May. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i have a nefew named zane and i love it! it is really unique" Dec. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It stands out sometimes when you don't neccesarily want to. Otherwise, a very unique name! Zane" Apr. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate



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