Quick Facts on Zayne
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Etymology & Historical Origin - Zayne
There are three potential meanings for the masculine name Zayne. For one, Zain and Zayn are transcriptions of the Arabic زين which means “grace, beauty”. Zayin, Zain and Zayn are all transcriptions for the seventh letter of the Hebrew alphabet (as well as other Semitic languages such as Aramaic and Phoenician). In fact, the Greeks took this letter from the Phoenicians for their own letter Zeta (Z). From this perspective Zayin or Zain means “seventh” in Hebrew. Lastly, Zayne is merely an altered spelling of Zane, a surname-turned-first-name borne by author Zane Grey (b. Pearl Zane Grey, Zane being his mother’s maiden name). The origin of this surname is unknown. Zane’s entrance onto the popularity graphs in the United States (1921) coincides with the fame of American author Zane Grey (1872-1939) whose works idealized the Old West. Therefore Zane is often considered a very American name. Zayne is merely an embellished spelling of this ruggedly western name.
Popularity of the Name Zayne
The spelling of Zayne debuted on the American charts this century in 2002. This name’s new and sudden appearance coincides with the increased usage of Zane as a popular boy’s name. American parents are most fond of spelling mutation among English-speakers (although Canadians and Australians often follow suit), so it’s no surprise some folks have slipped that “y” into Zayne. Perhaps they feel the name looks more phonetically correct or the “y” adds a little extra flash and flair. Whatever the reasons, Zayne looks a little more genteel than Zane which diminishes some of the name’s connection to the Old West.
Popularity of the Boy Name Zayne
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Zayne
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Zayne
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Popular Songs on Zayne
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Zayne
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Famous People Named Zayne
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Children of Famous People Named Zayne
Famous People Who Named Their Son Zayne - Mindy McCready (country musician)
Zayne - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Boy Name Zayne
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Variations of the Baby Name - Zayne