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Lane (boy)

What does Lane mean?

Lane Pronunciation of Lane [lane] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Lane) is pronounced layn. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Lane is "path, roadway". Surname.

Associated with: surname.

Variations

Lane has 2 variants: Laine and Layne.

1 feminine form: Laine.

Creative forms:
(male) Leyne, Lyne, ..

(female) Laie, Lare, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lane Roger (L.R.), ..

How popular is Lane?

Lane is a somewhat popular first name for males (#729 out of 1220, Top 60%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#209 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lane reached its highest position of #246 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is at #296 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular varying form of Lane (#296 last year) rated in the Top 2000 is Layne (#712 last year). Adoption of these relations of Lane was widespread among parents in 2011 (adoption of 0.09%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.08%, 10.3% less). Lane and Layne are two of the more fashionable names for newborns among these.

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

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

Similar Names

Lane is alike in pronunciation to Len, Lenn, Leon, Leone, Lewayne, Lin, Linn, Lion, Lon, Lonn, Lonne, Lunn, Lyn, Lynn and Lyon. Other recommended names are Arne, Bane, Blane, Carne, Daine, Dane, Deane, Dene, Duane, Dwane, Faine, Fane, Gayne, Janne, June, Kaine, Kane, Kayne, Keane, Lacey, Lacie, Ladd, Ladle, Laike, Lake, Lale, Lance, Land, Landen, Lando, Lang, Lange, Lannie, Lanny, Lanza, Lapo, Larie, Lark, Lars, Larue, Lary, Laud, Launce, Lazer, Lige, Lind, Lino, Lowe, Luano, Luke, Rane, Rene, Roane, Shane, Thane, Tune, Vane, Zaine, Zane and Zayne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lane.

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