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What does Laine mean?

Laine [lai-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.

Associated with: surname.


Laine has 4 variants: Laina, Laney, Lanie and Layne.

Affiliated girl name: Elaine.

Laine has 2 more different relations via Lane, Melanie: Lainey and Melaine.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Liene, Lone, ..

(male) Laide, Laile, ..

How popular is Laine?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Laine for girls. Laine was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top position of #1556 in the U.S. in the year 2003, but is not ranked currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laine name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Laine outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Laine and affiliated names. Elaine (#654 from recent data), Laina (#1764), Lainey (#585), Lane, Laney (#640), Lanie (#1812), Layne, Melaine and Melanie (#79) are the prominent varying forms of Laine appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Laine reached the top of their popularity 74 years ago (average #1628) and are almost as common today (#1353, down 22%), but with the version Elaine becoming less stylish. Melanie is more universally found than the rest, though Lainey has gained in usage over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laine, Elaine, Laina, Lainey, Lane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Laney, Lanie, Layne, Melaine, Melanie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Elaine, Melanie outside U.S.

Similar Names


Laine is alike in pronunciation to Lean, Leann, Leanne, Leeanne, Leianne, Lene, Leoine, Leone, Leyanne, Liahne, Liane, Liann, Lianne, Lin, Linn, Louanne, Luane, Luann, Luanne, Lyn, Lynn and Lynne. Other suggested similar names are Adine, Alaine, Dafne, Dane, Dawne, Eline, Faline, Faune, Hanne, Jadine, Jaine, Jaline, Jane, Lace, Lacina, Laiken, Lake, Lana, Lanae, Lani, Lanna, Lannie, Lanny, Larae, Laree, Lareine, Larine, Latina, Lavina, Layney, Leina, Leraine, Lexine, Lina, Linea, Lise, Loire, Loise, Lucine, Lusine, Marine, Marne, Nadine, Oline, Paine, Raine, Rasine, Rayne, Reine, Sabine, Sarine, Shaine and Stine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Laine.