Meaning and Name Origin
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 on this name, 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 (#7085 out of 88799, Top 8%). (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). These girl names are at the top of their popularity today, 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). (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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.