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What does Lanette mean?

Lanette /lan-et-te/ as a name for girls. Lanette's name origins are Welsh and American, and Lanette means "idol, shape; idol; linnet, a small songbird; nymph; idol". Lanette is a version of Eluned (Welsh): from the older Welsh name Luned. Lanette is also a derivative of Lana: form of Alana (Old German) "precious". Lanette is also used as a derivative of Lanetta (American), Linette (Welsh, Old French) and Lynette (Welsh).

Associated with: small (little), songbird (bird), nymph (goddess)


Lanette has 12 variants: Lanet, Lenette, Linet, Linett, Linnet, Linnette, Lonette, Lunet, Lunette, Lynett, Lynnet and Lynnette.

Lanette has 4 more alternative forms via Eluned, Lana, Lanetta, Linette, Lynette: Lanae, Linetta, Lynelle and Lynetta.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Latette, Lynte, ..

(male) Landio, Laneter, ..

How popular is Lanette?

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)


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

Charted below is the baby name history of Lanette for girls. Lanette was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak rank of #809 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a charted comparison of the history of Lanette and affiliated names. Lana (#351 the previous year), Lynette, Lynnette, Lynetta, Linette, Lanae and Lynelle are the prominent alternative forms of Lanette ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Lanette were popular as birth names 5 decades ago (adoption of 0.11%) and have become much less conventional since (adoption 0.05%, 55.9%). Lana is more familiar than the rest, while forms like Lynnette are now somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lanette, Lana, Lanae, Linette, Lynelle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lynetta, Lynette, Lynnette in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lanette and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Lanette is pronounced similarly to Lynnett. Other suggested similar names are Anette, Annette, Arnette, Babette, Cadette, Danette, Dannette, Dawnette, Fayette, Finette, Garnette, Genette, Ginette, Halette, Jaenette, Janett, Janetta, Janette, Jannette, Jazette, Jeanette, Jenette, Jonette, Junette, Lanelle, Lanita, Laretta, Laurette, Lavetta, Lavette, Leneta, Lisette, Lizette, Lorette, Lucette, Luneth, Lunetta, Lurette, Luzette, Lyzette, Manette, Marette, Marnette, Minette, Nadette, Nanete, Nanette, Nannette, Ninette, Nynette, Ornette, Rayette, Renette, Ronette, Sarette, Tonette, Twanette, Vanetta, Vinette, Vynette, Wanetta, Wanette and Zanetta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lanette.