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Layne (girl)

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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.


Layne has 4 different relations via Laine, Lane: Laina, Lainey, Laney and Lanie.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Leahne, Line, ..

(male) Layano, Layle, ..

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)


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

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Layne for girls. Layne was first listed in 1990 and reached its top position of #1472 in the U.S. in the year 1996, but is not listed currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Lainey (#585 the previous year), Laney (#640), Laina (#1764), Lanie (#1812), Lane and Laine are the prominent varying forms of Layne appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Layne were favored as baby names in the year 2011 (adoption of 0.1%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.1%, 11% less). Laney has generally been a favorite of parents, though Lainey is currently higher in the list.

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

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

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

Similar 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 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.