[ 2 syll. ka-ne, kan-e ] The baby boy name Kane is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. Its pronunciation is KAA-Neh- or Key-N †.
1: Kane is used chiefly in the English language and it is derived from Celtic origins. The name's meaning is little battle. The name can be of multiple origins, but the Old Irish derivation is most common. The name was first adopted in the mid-20th century, and it has been popular in Australia.
Kane has 14 variants. Variants include Caen, Cahan, Cahane, Cain, Kaen, Kaene, Kahan, Kahane, Kain, Kaine, Kaney, Kayn, Kayne, and Keyne.
2: Kane's origin is Welsh. Here, the meaning is beautiful.
3: Kane is of French origin. Meaning: from Caen. The first name has sometimes been derived from the surname, which is itself from the name of the northwestern French town Caen.
4: Kane is of Hawaiian origin. Meaning: man, the eastern sky.
In addition, Kane is a variant of the name Cathán (Irish) in the English and Irish languages.
Kane is a fairly popular baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been growing since the 1990s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2008 with 0.030% of baby boys being given the name Kane. It ranked at #439 then. In 2012, its usage was 0.024% and its ranking #545, and it was the most popular among all boy names in its group. In 2012, 66% more boys were named Kane than the subsequent ranked name, Cain.
Baby names that sound like Kane include Kain, Kaine, Kayn, Kayne, Keyne, Cain, Caine, Cane, Cayn, Cayne, Kaegan, Kaem, Kaeme, Kaemon, Kaeson, Kagan, Kagann, Kagen, Kahan, and Kaihan.
† English pronunciation for Kane: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)"