Quick Facts on Sloane
- English, Gaelic, Irish
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Characteristics of Sloane
Etymology & Historical Origin - Sloane
Sloane is the anglicized form of an Old Irish clan name, from the Gaelic Ó Sluaghhadáin (descendents of Sluaghhadáin) whereby Sluaghhadáin is diminutive of an ancient Gaelic personal name “Sluaghadh” meaning “raid”. Therefore Sloane means “little raider”. Sloane could also be considered a place name in reference to Sloane Square located in the chic Chelsea neighborhood of West London. The term “Sloane Ranger” was coined in the 1980s to signify the young, professional, upper-class women who lived near the Square and styled themselves after the fashionable Diana, Princess of Wales. As a female given name, Sloane has primarily been used in the United States but occasionally shows up in Canada and Australia, as well.
Popularity of the Name Sloane
Sloane has a remarkably short history on the American female naming charts, first appearing in 2009 (and Sloan without the “e” followed in 2011). Some people insist that Sloan(e) is a masculine name, but we can’t find any evidence of male usage in the charts in the past 100 years. While the Irish-Gaelic surname is ancient, usage of the anglicized Sloane is quite modern and very 21st century. Because of the haughty connection with Sloane Square in London, England, Sloane has a bit of an elitist, pretentious quality. Like it belongs on a wealthy girl attending some fancy-pants prep school. Sloane is androgynous, smart, and crisp. It’s not fussy but rather dignified in our opinion. It’s also still rarely used (although growing in popularity), so it’s an original choice. The name may have been prompted onto the charts by an “Entourage” character (from the HBO series) named Sloan (played by Emmanuelle Chriqui). Whatever the impetus behind Sloan(e)’s sudden usage, this one may be a keeper. It reminds us of other “upper-class” sounding one-syllable girl names with non-frilly (or gender-neutral) appeal: Brook, Blair, Clare, Paige. Sloane sounds cool and confident.
Popularity of the Girl Name Sloane
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Sloane
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Sloane
Sloane We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Sloane.
Popular Songs on Sloane
Sloane - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Sloane.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Sloane
Sloane and Sly (Pam Scheunemann) - Part of a “First Sounds” series. Review unavailable at this time. Recommended for ages 4-7.
Famous People Named Sloane
Famous People Named Sloane - Sloane Stephens (tennis player); Sloane Crosley (author)
Children of Famous People Named Sloane
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Sloane - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Sloane.
Sloane - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Sloane - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Sloane.
Personality of the Girl Name Sloane
The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.
Variations of the Baby Name - Sloane