Meaning and Name Origin
Leanne \le(an)-ne\ as a name for girls is of English origin. Leanne is a variation of Leanna (English): possibly derived from an Irish Gaelic form of Helen; most likely a blend of Lee and Anna. Somewhat irregularly used as a name for babies.
Leanne is a very popular first name for women (#682 out of 4276, Top 16%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Leanne for girls. Leanne entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #372 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Leanne and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Leanne appearing in the Top 1000 are Leana, Leann, Leanna (#725 the previous year) and Leeann. Usage of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1980-1989 and is now much less, with the versions Leann, Leanna, Leanne and Leeann becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Leanne▼ is pronounced similarly to Laine, Lane, Layne, Leeahnne, Lene, Leoine, Leone▼, Liahne, Liane, Liann, Louanne, Luane, Luann▼, Luanne▼ and Lynne▼. Other recommended similar baby names are Deanne▼, Jeanne▼, Lanae, Lanie, Lanna, Lannie, Lanny, Leanah, Leannah, Lenae, Lenna▼, Leonie▼, Lewanna, Lianna, Luanna, Luannie and Reanne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Leanne.