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Layne (boy)

What does Layne mean?

Layne Pronunciation of 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.




(male) Lune, ..

(female) Layle, ..

Layne Zane (L.Z.), ..

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 #694 presently. (2018 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?

The only other prominent varying form of Layne (#694 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) rated in the Top 2000 is Lane (#290). These forms of Layne reached the apex of their popularity a decade ago (ADOPTION OF 0.1%) and have remained as popular to this day (ADOPTION 0.1%, 5.4%). 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 sound-alike 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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