Lane: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Lane

Lane

Pronunciation: n/a

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.

Related Names:

Laine, Layne, Lainey, Laney

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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).

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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.

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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.

Nicknames for Lane: | Edit

,Laneybug,Lanie, Laney, laneylane, lendoroo, laneoseta

Meanings and history of the name Lane: | Edit

Lane is another word for road.

Famous real-life people named Lane: | Edit

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

Lane in song, story & screen: | Edit

Lane Kim is a character on Gilmore Girls.

Lanie is the American Girl Doll's 2010 Girl of the Year.

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