Lane: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Lane | Boys
Origin of the name Lane:
Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English lane (a lane, a narrow country road).
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- Comments and insights on the name Lane: | Edit
I much prefer this for a girl's name. Was going to name my daughter this, if I had one...had two boys instead so never used the name!
- Personal experiences with the name Lane: | Edit
I'm a 36 year old male; didn't personally know anyone who shared my name growing up - still don't, actually. I don't mind having a unique name for my particular age & sex, but it's annoying that many people want to spell it as "Layne" or "Lance"; and as it's somewhat gender neutral, I've received mail addressed to "Ms. Lane". And in elementary school? Lane is a very "rhyme-able" word, so I got stuff like "Lane the pain with the big fat brain, riding on the train..." etc., etc. At least it's better than my parents' first choice for my name :)
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My husband's name is Lane! I've always loved it and I think it sounds classy, smart and sexy. I love the name for a boy, though I'm definitely not crazy about it for a girl, sounds a bit contrived. He is 28 and extremely intelligent, creative, and attractive. People always love his name. Sometimes over the phone people hear it as "Wayne", but other than that he's never had any problems!
- Nicknames for Lane: | Edit
Laney, Lanie, Lanezy
- Meanings and history of the name Lane: | Edit
Middle English for "road" or "pathway"
- Famous real-life people named Lane: | Edit
Lane Frost, famous bull rider. Movie 8 Seconds was made about his life.
Lane Garrison, American actor
Lane Kiffin, head coach of the University of Tennessee college football team
- Lane in song, story & screen: | Edit
Lane was the name of Algernon's manservant in Oscar Wilde's play "The Importance of Being Earnest."
Lane Price on Mad Men
Global Popularity of the Name Lane
- #240 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #319 in United States
- #377 in Canada (Alberta)