Meaning and name origin
Lanie \l(a)-nie\ as a girl's name is of English and Middle English origin, and the meaning of Lanie is "path, roadway". Lanie is a variant of Laine (English): variant of the surname Lane, or a short form of names like Marlaine and Melanie.
Lanie is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3430 out of 4276, Top 80%) and also a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#82319 out of 88799, Top 93%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lanie for girls. Lanie reached its highest rank of #929 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lanie and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lainey (#585), Laney (#640) and Lanie. (2014 statistics).
Lanie is also pronounced similarly to Lana▲, Lanae, Lanah, Lanai, Lani, Lanna, Lannie, Lanny, Lenae, Leonie▼, Linnie▼, Lonee, Loni, Lonie▼, Lonnie▼, Luannie and Lynae. Other suggested similar baby names are Danie, Janie▼, Lacie▼, Lanice, Layne, Leanne▼, Lene, Liane, Lianne, Luane, Luanne▼ and Lynne▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lanie.