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Lane

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39k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
134k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lane

"Lane" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the lane". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Lane
Alone.

Etymology: See Lone

noun Lane
A passageway between fences or hedges which is not traveled as a highroad; an alley between buildings; a narrow way among trees, rocks, and other natural obstructions; hence, in a general sense, a narrow passageway; as, a lane between lines of men, or through a field of ice.

Etymology: OE. lane lone, AS. lone lone; akin to D. laan, OFries. lana lona

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A narrow way or road
  2. A well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic
Wiktionary
  1. A topographic surname​ for someone who lived in a lane.
  2. A patronymic surname​ anglicised from various Irish surnames.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surnames.
  4. A female given name
  5. An unincorporated community in Idaho.
  6. A city in Kansas.
  7. An unincorporated community in Oklahoma.
  8. A town in South Carolina.
  9. A town in South Dakota.

Lane was also found in the following language(s): German Low German

Notable Persons Named Lane

Lane Kiffin is a college coach. Lane was born on May 9th, 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Lane Clyde Frost was a professional bull rider. Lane was born on October 12th, 1963 in Colorado, USA. He left this life on July 30th, 1989.

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Lane Smith was an actor and presenter. He was most prominent from 1966 to 2005. Lane was given the name Walter Lane Smith III on April 29th, 1936 in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S. He died on June 13th, 2005.

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Lane Garrison is an actor. He has been prominent since 2004. Lane was given the name Lane Edward Garrison on May 23rd, 1980 in Dallas.

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Lane Johnson is a football player for the Philadelphia Eagles. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Lane was born on May 8th, 1990 in Groveton, Texas.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lane

Diane Lane is an actress and actor. She was most prominent from 1979 to present. Diane was born as the child of Colleen Farrington on January 22nd, 1965 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Carla Lane is a writer. She has had major accomplishments since 1969. Carla was given the name Romana Barrack on August 5th, 1937 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England.

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Nathan Lane is an actor and writer. His most notable accomplishments were from 1975 to present. Nathan was given the name Joseph Lane on February 3rd, 1956 in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.

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Lois Lane is a comics character.

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Jani Lane was a glam metal, hard rock, and heavy metal music musician. He was most prominent from 1982 to 2011. Jani was given the name John Kennedy Oswald on February 1st, 1964 in Akron, Ohio, United States. He passed away on August 11th, 2011.

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Ronnie Lane was a rock music, rhythm, blues, psychedelic rock, and folk rock musician. He plays Zemaitis Guitars, Fender Jazz Bass, and Fender Precision Bass. His most notable accomplishments were from 1964 to 1992. Ronnie was given the name Ronald Frederick Lane on April 1st, 1946 in Plaistow, London, England. Ronnie is also known as Plonk and Three-Piece. He left this life on June 4th, 1997.

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How popular is the baby name Lane in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 5 0 5
1882 6 0 6
1896 5 0 5
1897 5 0 5
1899 6 0 6
1903 5 0 5
1905 6 0 6
1908 8 0 8
1909 5 0 5
1910 7 0 7
1911 10 0 10
1913 13 0 13
1914 18 0 18
1915 23 0 23
1916 29 5 24
1917 28 0 28
1918 28 0 28
1919 26 0 26
1920 24 0 24
1921 41 0 41
1922 51 6 45
1923 40 0 40
1924 51 7 44
1925 41 8 33
1926 44 0 44
1927 30 0 30
1928 38 0 38
1929 49 0 49
1930 53 0 53
1931 30 0 30
1932 55 0 55
1933 47 0 47
1934 52 7 45
1935 75 6 69
1936 66 10 56
1937 65 6 59
1938 91 13 78
1939 88 15 73
1940 81 14 67
1941 77 7 70
1942 96 15 81
1943 93 24 69
1944 98 15 83
1945 100 20 80
1946 142 23 119
1947 144 27 117
1948 139 26 113
1949 192 45 147
1950 190 30 160
1951 229 48 181
1952 221 35 186
1953 221 39 182
1954 215 33 182
1955 215 31 184
1956 226 32 194
1957 213 31 182
1958 238 39 199
1959 372 30 342
1960 301 26 275
1961 291 29 262
1962 307 36 271
1963 230 20 210
1964 307 28 279
1965 241 16 225
1966 238 22 216
1967 243 25 218
1968 236 21 215
1969 267 23 244
1970 262 30 232
1971 210 16 194
1972 164 13 151
1973 146 12 134
1974 167 12 155
1975 170 24 146
1976 178 24 154
1977 144 10 134
1978 156 26 130
1979 183 35 148
1980 182 35 147
1981 245 68 177
1982 270 97 173
1983 207 70 137
1984 242 73 169
1985 229 51 178
1986 283 64 219
1987 258 48 210
1988 302 54 248
1989 292 53 239
1990 396 68 328
1991 343 54 289
1992 357 61 296
1993 373 74 299
1994 774 85 689
1995 1,234 66 1,168
1996 1,148 78 1,070
1997 1,050 83 967
1998 1,009 55 954
1999 1,041 73 968
2000 1,093 78 1,015
2001 963 69 894
2002 1,079 98 981
2003 1,218 89 1,129
2004 1,147 80 1,067
2005 1,106 68 1,038
2006 1,067 82 985
2007 1,085 70 1,015
2008 1,116 66 1,050
2009 1,128 76 1,052
2010 1,132 71 1,061
2011 1,366 74 1,292
2012 1,299 76 1,223
2013 1,219 69 1,150
2014 1,257 62 1,195
2015 1,304 98 1,206
2016 1,309 85 1,224

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Popularity of Lane as a first name

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Popularity of Lane as a last name

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Common last names for Lane

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lane U.S.
  White 77.14% 64.26%
  African American 16.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.92% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.12% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.33% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lane

People with the last name Lane are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Lane

  • What name lists does Lane rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Lane? Lane is the 1,150th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lane was the 216th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lane have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 39,330 babies born with the first name Lane in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lane to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lane? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lane first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lane is Sunday, May 9th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Lane born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lane was in 2011 with a total of 1,292 babies. That's a lot of babies named Lane!
  • Random Lane Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lane ranks 83rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 16 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Lane: Your name in reverse order is Enal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lnae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lane? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 134,227 people with the last name Lane.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lane? Lane was ranked as the 216th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.