Lane Name Meaning & Origin

Lane

Pronunciation: LAYN (key)

Origin of the name Lane:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the Old English lane (a lane, a narrow country road).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Layne

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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!

Anel,Elan, Elna, Lane, Lena and Neal are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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!
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I do own this name and It has slightly upset me when people misspell it or call me a she. My last name, my parents had a kick out of this one, is Bryant. Out of three boys I was the more emotional and creative, I am also the shortest and have a tendency to get compared.

My parents named me "Lane" after famous bull rider Lane Frost. At the time my father was a rodeo clown and my mother worked with horses so my family was a country style family and I'm proud of that. My friends sometimes called me Lanie just to joke around I didn't care though. As my family was interested in rodeos my mother actually has a drawing of Lane Frost signed by the man himself.

Nicknames for Lane: | Edit

Laney, Lanie, Lanezy, Laners

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
"Penny Lane", song by the Beatles (about a street, not a person)
Lane Meyer, main character from "Better Off Dead" (1985)

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