|Related Names:||Laine, Layne|
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ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The name Lane is of English origin and means “roadway” or “path.” It was originally a surname given to people who lived in an area called a Lane, specifically a narrow roadway that ran between hedges. It was used as a surname long before it was used as a given name.
Though Lane occasionally appeared on the chart in earlier years, it first began to gain popularity as a boy’s given name in the 1930s. It stayed mostly in the lower half of the top 1000 chart in the United States, but the last two decades have seen increased popularity. In 2007, it ranked as the 317th most popular name. The alternate spelling, Layne, ranked at 665 in 2007.
Lane may also be used as a girl’s name, but it is not yet common enough to reach the top 1000 chart.
Lane is also a popular boy’s name in Canada and Australia. In 1997 it ranked 249th in Canada and 379th in Australia.
Lane is a common surname in the United States. According to WhitePages.com, it ranks as the 182nd most common last name, with the most Lanes living in Texas, Florida, California and Tennessee.
Lane is also a common surname in the UK. In the late nineteenth century, the highest concentration of people with the last name Lane was in London, but there were plenty of Lanes to be found in other areas, such as Devon, Yorkshire and Warwickshire.
- Lois Lane is a well-known character from the Superman comics. She is a reporter for the Daily Planet, and Clark Kent’s long-time girlfriend. After the superhero proposed to Lois, he revealed his dual identity.
- “Penny Lane” is a song by The Beatles. It was released in 1967, off of their album “Strawberry Fields Forever.” The name came from a road in Liverpool, which is the band’s hometown.
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Author: Sarena Emily Levinson
|Meaning||path, wool +|
|Meaningnc||path, wool +|
|Origin||English +, and French +|
|Rank in 2000s||307 +|
|Related||Laine +, and Layne +|