Meaning and Name Origin
Alane \a-la-ne\ as a name for girls is of Old German and Hawaiian origin, and the name Alane means "precious; awakening". Alane is a derivative of Alaine (Old German): French feminine form of Alain. Alane is also a derivative of Alana (Old German, Hawaiian): also possibly from the Gaelic "ailin" meaning "little rock" or possibly derived from Elaine or Helen.
Alane has 26 more related forms via Alaine, Alana: Alaina▲, Alanah, Alani▲, Alanis, Alanna▲, Alannah, Alawna, Alayna▲, Alaynna, Aleyna, Aleynah, Alie, Allana, Allena, Alleynah, Allina, Allinah, Allyna, Alona, Alonna, Lana▲, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Lannie and Lanny.
Alane is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3753 out of 4276, Top 88%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Alane and associated names. Popular varying forms of Alane (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Alaina (#190 a year ago), Alana (#198), Alani (#612), Alanna (#526), Alannah (#947), Alayna (#217), Alene, Allene, Alline and Lana (#351). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity in 2012 and are almost as popular today, but with the forms Alene and Allene becoming less fashionable. The more fashionable names for newborns in this list are Alaina (#190), Alana (#198), Alani (#612), Alayna (#217) and Lana (#351), with Lana going through a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Alane is alike in pronunciation to Ailene, Aline▼, Allyne, Alwyne, Alyne, Alynne, Elaene, Elaine▼, Elan, Elane, Elayne, Elene, Eliane, Eline, Ellane, Ilane, Ileane, Ilene▼, Iliane, Ilone, Oline and Yolane. Other suggested similar baby names are Ailani, Alamea, Albane, Aleana, Alena▲, Aliana▲, Alina▲, Alyna and Blane. These names tend to be less frequently used than Alane.