Meaning and name origin
Lanette \l(a)-nette, lan(et)-te\ as a girl's name is of Welsh, American and Old French origin, and the meaning of Lanette is "idol, shape; idol; linnet, a small songbird; nymph; idol". Lanette is a variant of Eluned (Welsh): from the older Welsh name Luned, or Lunet, derived from eilun. Also a variant of Lana: variant of Alana (Old German) "precious" or (Irish, Gaelic) "little rock", or Helen (Greek) "sun ray", or (Hawaiian) "afloat; calm as still waters". Lanette is also used as a variant of Lanetta (American) and Linette (Welsh, Old French), Lynette (Welsh).
Lanette is a very popular first name for females (#1783 out of 4276, Top 42%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lanette for girls. Lanette reached its highest rank of #898 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lanette and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lana (#351), Lynnette, Lynette, Linette and Lanette. (2014 statistics).