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What does Liane mean?

Liane Pronunciation of Liane [liane] as a girls' name. Short form of French names like Juliane and Lilliane. Also a spelling variant of Lee-Ann.


Liane has 4 variants: Leeahnne, Leeanne, Liahne and Lianne.

Affiliated girl name: Liana.

4 more alternative forms via Juliane, Lilliane: Lilian, Liliane, Lilyan and Lilyann.

Creative forms:
(female) Laane, Leane, ..

(male) Lican, Line, ..

Middle name pairings:
Liane Julia (L.J.), ..

How popular is Liane?

Liane is a very popular first name for females (#1975 out of 4276, Top 46%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Liane entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #1168 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Liane are Lilian (#500 the previous year), Liana (#527), Lilyann (#1322), Lilyan, Leeanne, Juliane and Lianne. These relations of Liane were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2011 (usage of 0.1%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.1%, down 12.4%). Liana and Lilian are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Liane, Juliane, Leeanne, Liana, Lianne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lilian, Lilyan, Lilyann in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Liane is pronounced similarly to Laine, Lane, Layne, Lean, Leann, Leanne, Leeann, Leianne, Lene, Leoine, Leone, Leyanne, Liann, Lin, Linn, Louann, Louanne, Luane, Luann, Luanne, Lyn, Lynn and Lynne. Other suggested similar names are Alane, Blane, Dane, Deane, Diane, Dianne, Elane, Gitane, Jane, Jeane, Joane, Kine, Lake, Lana, Lanae, Lanet, Laney, Lani, Lanie, Leana, Leiana, Liahna, Lianna, Liese, Lilie, Lina, Lind, Linea, Linna, Linnae, Linnea, Linnet, Linnie, Lise, Livana, Livie, Lizanne, Lize, Loirane (see Loire), Lorne, Luana, Minne, Rhiane, Riane, Ryane, Shane, Signe, Sine, Tiane, Tianne, Tine and Winne. These names tend to be less commonly used than Liane.

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