What does Laine mean?
Laine \la(i)-ne\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Laine) is pronounced layn. It is of English origin, and the meaning of Laine is "path, roadway". Variant of the surname Lane, or a short form of names like Marlaine and Melanie.
For more information, see also the related girl name Elaine.
Laine has 30 more different forms via Lane, Melanie: Lainey, Malaney, Malanie, Mel, Mela, Melaina, Melaine, Melainey, Melana, Melanee, Melaney, Melani, Melania, Melaniya, Melanney, Melannie, Melantha, Melany, Mella, Mellanie, Melli, Mellie▼, Melloney, Mellony, Melly, Meloni, Melonie, Melonnie, Melony and Milena.
Laine is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4048 out of 4276, Top 95%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#9085 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Laine and affiliated names. Elaine (#654 last year), Lainey (#585), Laney (#640), Lanie, Melanie (#79), Melany (#436), Mellie, Melonie and Milena (#798) are the prominent varying forms of Laine (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the top of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.312%), except for the versions Elaine and Mellie which have become less stylish. The more fashionable names for newborns among these are Lainey (#585), Laney (#640), Melanie (#79), Melany (#436) and Milena (#798). (2014 Birth Statistics)
Laine is alike in pronunciation to Leanne▼, Lene, Leoine, Leone▼, Liahne, Liane, Lianne, Lin, Linn, Luane, Luanne▼ and Lynne▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Jaine, Lana, Lanae, Lani, Lanna, Lannie, Lanny, Larine, Layney, Leina, Lina▼, Linea, Paine and Raine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Laine.