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Layne (boy)

What does Layne mean?

Layne Pronunciation of Layne [layne] as a boys' name (also used less commonly as girls' name Layne) has its root in Middle English, and Layne means "path, roadway". Layne is an alternate form of Lane (Middle English): surname.


Layne has 1 variant: Laine.

Creative forms:
(male) Linne, Lune, ..

(female) Layle, Layna, ..

Middle name pairings:
Layne Reuben (L.R.), ..

How popular is Layne?

Layne is a rare given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2537 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Layne entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #583 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is at #712 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. The only other prominent varying form of Layne (#712 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000 is Lane (#296 the previous year). These forms of Layne reached the apex of their popularity less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.1%) and are almost as popular today (adoption 0.1%, 10.3%). Lane and Layne are two of the more contemporarily stylish boy names here.

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

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

Similar Names

Layne is pronounced similarly to Len, Lenn, Leon, Leone, Lewayne, Lin, Linn, Lion, Lon, Lonn, Lonne, Lunn, Lyn, Lynn and Lyon. Other recommended names are Bane, Bayne, Blayne, Boyne, Caine, Carne, Chayne, Coyne, Crayne, Daine, Dane, Dayne, Duayne, Dwayne, Faine, Fane, Frayne, Gaine, Gayne, Gwayne, Janne, Kaine, Kane, Kayne, Keyne, Lacie, Ladle, Laike, Lake, Lale, Lance, Land, Lang, Lange, Lannie, Lanny, Larie, Larue, Launce, Lorne, Lyle, Mayne, Paine, Payne, Raine, Rane, Rayne, Ryne, Shayne, Swayne, Thayne, Vane, Wayne, Zaine, Zane and Zayne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Layne.

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