What does Layne mean?
Layne /lay-ne/ [1 syll.] 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. Census)
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 girl names reached the height of their popularity in the year 2011 (usage of 0.3147%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2583%, 17.9% less). Lainey (#585) and Laney (#640) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names in this list. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Layne and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Layne is alike in pronunciation to Leanne▼, Lene, Leone▼, Liahne, Liane, Lianne, Luane, Luanne▼, Lyn▼, Lynn▼ and Lynne▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Dayne, Jayne▼, Lana▲, Lanae, Lani, Lanna, Lannie, Lanny, Layney, Leyna, Lyna, Lynae, Lynea, Payne and Rayne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Layne.