What does Layne mean?
Layne [layne] as a girls' name (also used more regularly as boys' name Layne) has its roots in English and Middle English, and the name Layne means "path, roadway". Layne is an alternate form of Laine (English): version of the surname Lane.
(female) Leahne, Line, ..
(male) Layano, Layle, .. Middle name pairings:
Layne Leilany (L.L.), ..
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)
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. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Lainey (#577 the previous year), Laney (#644), Laina (#1958), Lanie (#1973), 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%, 12% less). Laney has generally been a favorite of parents, though Lainey is currently higher in the list.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.