Emotion/Feelings, F names, Joy, Male, Nickname names, Place names, Proto-Indo-European, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes, Word names


Fane is a pet-form of Ștefan, the Romanian form of Stephenthe English form of Greek Stephanos meaning “crown, wreath” and more literally “that which surrounds or encompasses” which ultimately derives from a PIE root word. The word was used in Ancient Greece for a crown of a winner in games or war. Fane is also a word in English, an archaic term for a temple or a church which comes from Latin fanum (temple, shrine, sanctuary, sacred place) derived from a PIE root word; it’s also a Middle English word meaning “weathercock, weather vane; banner (military)” which comes from Old English fana (cloth, banner) via Proto-Germanic*fanô (cloth; banner, flag) derived from a PIE root word.

Fane is also an English surname, originating as a nickname for a well-disposed or cheerful person, via Middle English fain, fayn meaning “glad; joyful; well-pleased”. Fane is also the name of a river in Ireland.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Fayne (English)


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