Lane

Lane - A very unique male name



  Jun 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Lane, meaning a small roadway or path, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1919 on position #1400. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Lane and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Lane? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Lane. The baby boy name Lane was given to 1,199 baby boys in 2012, ranking #287 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,369 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Lane peaked in popularity 24 years ago in 1995 on position 245.



Famous with this name

Diane Lane
Lola Lane
Nathan Lane


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Lane is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Lane is currently topping the baby name charts in Montana at position #77 - and is the least popular in New York at position #824.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Lane is where you live.


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Lane origin and meaning

Lane is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means a small roadway or path. To see famous people named Lane, pop culture references for the name Lane and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Lane

We've found the following names that sound similar to Lane, sorted by popularity.

Leon / Liam / Lonnie / Lynn / Lanny / Layne / Lon / Lenny / Lonny / Lyman /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012287
2011267
2010302
2009304
2008314
2007316
2006321
2005312
2004298
2003273
2002297
2001308
2000294
1999295
1998293
1997287
1996262
1995245
1994349
1993594
1992605
1991616
1990541
1989660
1988585
1987651
1986608
1985717
1984722
1983785
1982696
1981697
1980814
1979785
1978765
1977782
1976709
1975776
1974697
1973829
1972648
1971644
1970543
1969508
1968535
1967520
1966536
1965527
1964488
1963558
1962508
1961508
1960492
1959434
1958554
1957599
1956567
1955596
1954591
1953543
1952559
1951525
1950587
1949578
1948714
1947688
1946713
1945857
1944857
1943888
19421142
1941886
19401018
1939941
1938934
19371310
19361054
19351220
19321189
19301742
19291209
19281177
19261255
19241917
19231645
19221887
19211886
19191400

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Montana77
Iowa89
Wyoming89
North Dakota91
Kansas95
Missouri109
West Virginia112
Oklahoma120
Louisiana124
Arkansas130
South Dakota162
Kentucky168
Nebraska180
Alabama189
Ohio203
Indiana210
South Carolina218
Tennessee224
Oregon225
Texas246
Colorado263
North Carolina277
Georgia277
Minnesota278
Washington279
Mississippi282
Wisconsin285
Virginia304
Michigan320
Idaho338
Illinois341
Florida345
New Mexico347
Pennsylvania374
Utah426
Arizona445
Nevada487
Maryland526
California660
New York824

Even more about Lane


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Lane a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Lane?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1995
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Lane
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,369
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1919
2012 births +1,199

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