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What does Lanie mean?

Lanie Pronunciation of Lanie [lanie] as a girls' name is of English and Middle English origin, and the name Lanie means "path, roadway". Lanie is an alternate spelling of Laine (English): form of the surname Lane.


Lanie has 3 variants: Laina, Lainey and Laney.

1 more different relation via Laine, Lane: Layne.

Creative forms:
(female) Landie, Lanney, ..

(male) Laniem, Lanke, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lanie Sonya (L.S.), ..

How popular is Lanie?

Lanie is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3430 out of 4276, Top 80%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#64750 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Lanie was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #1024 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #1973. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Lainey (#577 the previous year), Laney (#644), Laina (#1958), Layne, Lane and Laine are the popular varying forms of Lanie (#1973 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Lanie reached the height of their popularity in the year 2011 (median #1468) and are almost as common today (#1593, 12%). Lainey and Laney are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names here.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Lanie is alike in pronunciation to Lana, Lanae, Lanna, Lannah, Lannie, Layney, Leana, Leanah, Leanna, Lenae, Lenah, Lenai, Leni, Leonia, Lina, Linah, Linna, Linnae, Linnea, Linnie, Lona, Lonna, Luana, Lynah and Lynnea. Other suggested similar names are Annie, Cacie, Casie, Dabnie, Dacie, Danie, Fannie, Genie, Halie, Jamie, Janie, Jannie, Jaynie, Joanie, Jonie, Kacie, Kadie, Kandie, Kasie, Katie, Lace, Lacee, Lacie, Lanice, Laniece, Lanita, Laree, Lari, Latia, Lealie, Leanne, Lene, Liane, Lianne, Lidie, Livie, Lorie, Lotie, Luane, Luanne, Lucie, Lynne, Macie, Mamie, Marie, Maxie, Renie, Tamie, Tatie and Tinie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lanie.

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