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The name Shane is of Irish origin, and is an alternate form of Sean.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Shane has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Shane
Use of the Name Shane for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
164,891 164,352 98,291 31,449 14,618 5,222 2,421
The table below indicates the number of times the name Shane has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Shane first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1953, which is the first year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Shane
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1953525183  
1954375356  
1955419303  
1956412342  
1957386395  
1958386409  
1959350497  
1960338533  
1961327579  
1962293698  
1963262851  
1964256905  
19652281,018  
19661861,317  
19671451,966  
19681202,507  
1969873,532  
1970644,442  
1971605,087  
1972555,229711202
1973545,703676221
1974565,645841157
1975575,206  
1976575,090  
1977614,861  
1978654,474  
1979674,472  
1980694,359  
1981813,706  
1982853,534  
1983843,395  
1984853,326  
1985684,541  
1986674,927  
1987655,302  
1988675,160  
1989724,857  
1990735,271  
1991755,110  
1992774,838  
1993844,433  
1994924,083  
19951023,631  
19961123,485  
19971153,310  
19981173,165  
19991103,240  
20001163,262  
20011283,109  
20021303,025  
20031442,801  
20041672,421  
Totals:  164,891 580

During the last 125 years, parents have used Shane as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Shane appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 52 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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Boy Name Shane