What does Lanette mean?
Lanette \l(a)-nette, lan(et)-te\ as a name for girls. Lanette's name origins are Welsh, American and Old French, and Lanette means "idol, shape; idol; linnet, a small songbird; nymph; idol". Lanette is a derivative of Eluned (Welsh): from the older Welsh name Luned. Lanette is also a derivative of Lana: variant of Alana (Old German) "precious". Lanette is also used as a derivative of Lanetta (American), Linette (Welsh, Old French) and Lynette (Welsh).
Lanette is a very prominent first name for women (#1783 out of 4276, Top 42%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Lanette for girls. Lanette was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #898 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Lanette and affiliated names. Lana (#351 the previous year), Lynnette, Lynette and Linette are the prominent alternative forms of Lanette ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during 1960-1969 (usage of 0.4406%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.1298%, down 70.5%), with the versions Lynette and Lynnette becoming less fashionable. Lana (#351) is the most chic name for newborns here, with this name going through a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)