What does Layne mean?
Layne /lay-ne/ as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Layne). Layne's roots are English and Middle English, and the name Layne means "path, roadway". Layne is an alternate form, with the suffix -yne, of Laine (English): version of the surname Lane.
How popular is Layne?
Layne is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3871 out of 4276, Top 91%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#2537 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Lainey (#585 the previous year), Laney (#640) and Lanie are the prominent varying forms of Layne (outside Top 1000) appearing in the Top 1000. These forms of Layne were favored as baby names in the year 2011 (adoption of 0.31%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.26%, 18% less). Laney has generally been a favorite of parents, though Lainey is currently higher in the list. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Layne and affiliated names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Thinking of names?
Layne is alike in pronunciation to Lean, Leann▼, Leanne▼, Leeanne, Leianne, Lene, Leoine, Leone▼, Leyanne, Liahne, Liane, Liann, Lianne, Lin, Linn, Louanne, Luane, Luann▼, Luanne▼, Lyn▼, Lynn▼ and Lynne▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Alayne, Alyne, Brayne, Dafne, Dagne, Dane, Danne, Dawne, Dayne, Dwayne, Elayne, Faune, Fawne, Hanne, Jaine, Jane▼, Janne, Jayne▼, Karyne, Keyne, Lace, Lacee, Lacie▼, Lake, Lana▲, Lanae, Lanet, Lani, Lanna, Lannie, Lanny, Larae, Laryn, Laure, Laycie, Layla▲, Layney, Lerayne, Leyna, Lorayne, Lorne, Loyce▼, Lyna, Lynae, Lynea, Lyse, Marne, Nadyne, Paine, Payne, Raine, Rayne and Shayne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Layne.