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    Question Is "Shane" a male name or female name?

    Hello!

    Is "Shane" a name for males or females? Or for both of men and women? What does the name mean?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Is "Shane" a male name or female name?

    These days, it's hard to tell, but I've known two human males and one myna bird (sex unknown), but no human females with that name.

    More and more, names are crossing the gender barrier, so I wouldn't make assumptions, just to be safe.

    You can look up most baby name meanings at a host of baby-name sites. Just google "baby names" and you'll find dozes of sites that list the ethnic origin, meaning, and often famous people with that name.

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    Re: Is "Shane" a male name or female name?

    Hi Barb_D,

    Thank you for your comment.

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    Re: Is "Shane" a male name or female name?

    Based on popular usage, it is 3.794 times more common for Shane to be a boy's name.

    (Source: Baby Name Guesser - the first name Shane - analysis of first names, popular boy and girl names, male names, female names )

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    Re: Is "Shane" a male name or female name?

    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    Based on popular usage, it is 3.794 times more common for Shane to be a boy's name.

    (Source: Baby Name Guesser - the first name Shane - analysis of first names, popular boy and girl names, male names, female names )
    Hi Jlinger,

    Thank you for your answer. The site is funny. It also suggests my alter ego who is named Lisa.


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    Re: Is "Shane" a male name or female name?

    Another point to make is that Sean/Shane is the Gaelic form of James, a name that is only usually given to women in the form "Jamie".

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    Re: Is "Shane" a male name or female name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Another point to make is that Sean/Shane is the Gaelic form of James, a name that is only usually given to women in the form "Jamie".
    Anglika, thank you for your help.

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    Re: Is "Shane" a male name or female name?

    Isn't "Sean" the equivalent of "John" and "Shamus" the equivalent of "James"?

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    Re: Is "Shane" a male name or female name?

    Jacob / Shamus / Diego / James / Jamie / Jaime - these are related (I'm "Jim" or James)
    Ian / Sean / Shawn / John / Jonathan / Ivan - these are a group.


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    Re: Is "Shane" a male name or female name?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Another point to make is that Sean/Shane is the Gaelic form of John
    Apologies - incorrect original

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