What does Layne mean?
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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.