Zane ( /ˈzeɪn/) is a name of Semitic origin. In English-speaking countries it is used as both a given name and surname. Variant written forms in English include: Zain, Zaine and Zayne. Zane is a popular American boy's name and Latvian girl's name. A variant of Jon from Hebrew, meaning "God's gracious gift" or Susanna from Hebrew, meaning lily, rose. Zane can also, but more rarely be spelt Xane. It is believed that this spelling originates from the Greek Island of Zante / Xante.