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  1. Shanenoun

    A male given name from Irish.

    Back in ancient Hollywood history, there was an extremely well-known movie titled Shane. It was a classic western in which the late Alan Ladd played the title role. The most famous scene is the last one in the film, when Shane is riding off into the sunset and the little kid is chasing after him yelling, "Shane, come back, Shane!"

  2. Shanenoun

    A female given name from Irish.

  3. Shanenoun

    A patronymic surname.

  4. Etymology: English form of a Northern Irish pronunciation of Irish Seán, an equivalent of John.


  1. Shane

    Shane is a 1953 American Western film from Paramount. It was produced and directed by George Stevens from a screenplay by A. B. Guthrie, Jr., based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Jack Schaefer. Its Oscar-winning cinematography was by Loyal Griggs. The film stars Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur and Van Heflin, and features Brandon deWilde, Elisha Cook, Jr., Jack Palance and Ben Johnson. Shane was listed #45 in the 2007 edition of AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies list and #3 on AFI's 10 Top 10 in the category Western.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SHANE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shane is ranked #4796 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Shane surname appeared 7,372 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Shane.

    85.8% or 6,330 total occurrences were White.
    5.2% or 383 total occurrences were Black.
    3.1% or 232 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.6% or 193 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.7% or 132 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1.3% or 102 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for Shane »

  1. ashen

  2. Ehsan

  3. Hanse

  4. shean

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shane in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Shane in a Sentence

  1. Johnray Strickland:

    Shane Co. is in the love business, we love love and are happy to provide a fun way for people to go on dates and maybe even find their person.

  2. Shane Garcie:

    We could walk around this town and everybody, 90 % of these people, would say,' Hey, Shane Dronett, hey,' but it's not Shane Dronett. It looks like me, it walks like me, it talks like me, but it's not me because of the damage.

  3. The Englishman:

    It was Shane's time, Shane's week, fair play.

  4. Northern Irishman McIlroy:

    Shane Lowry texted me on Friday night and gave me a couple of words of encouragement.

  5. Northern Irishman McIlroy:

    I don't think they put a foot wrong, the scenes on Sunday, with Shane winning it was a fairytale ending.

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    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
    • A. ostensive
    • B. commensal
    • C. repugnant
    • D. bristly

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