Lane Name Meaning & Origin
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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Lane, Lena and Neal are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
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This was the name I had picked out for a daughter, but I ended up having two sons (and chose different names for them...I prefer the name Lane for a girl).
My name is Lane and I like it because it is different. I have only heard of one other woman by this name and she spelled it Layne. The biggest confusion I have had is that I am often called (E)laine. My name was given to me through inspiration so to me that makes it even more special. The narrow path is what God has called me to.
My name is Lane and I am a woman and I love my name!!! It is distinctive just like me! Its a conversation starter. Yes, sometimes when meeting new people, I am called "Elaine" and "Lainey" however, I wouldn't change it at all. Its different and I think of myself as creative, bold and unique. Many people think its a family name because it is so different. As a child when I lived in the South at a yearly summer camp I attended, I met one boy named Lane and a camp nurse, a woman named Lane. I was so very excited as a 13 year old to met other Lane(s). For the first time I had to really pay attention to context when my name was yelled across the Frisbee field. I wasnt the ONLY Lane camper! ;) As my memory serves me correctly the woman spelled it differently and the boy spelled it the same as mine. As my mother tells the story, I was named Lane after my mother heard the name of a boy at my older brother's kindergarten in North Carolina and thought it would be lovely for a girl's name. My mother especially wanted both her children to have unique names as her's is Ann.
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,Laneybug,Lanie, Laney, laneylane, lendoroo, laneoseta
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Lane is another word for road.
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The name of Lane Bryant, the plus-store clothing chain, comes from a typo of the company's founder, Lena Himmelstein Bryant.
Lane hope chests and furniture
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Lane Kim is a character on Gilmore Girls.
Lanie is the American Girl Doll's 2010 Girl of the Year.