Laney

First Name
11k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Laney

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  1. United States educator who founded the first private school for Black students in Augusta, Georgia (1854-1933)
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  1. A female given name
  2. A male given name

Notable Persons Named Laney

Laney Jones is a folk rock musician. She plays Vocals, banjo, ukulele, guitar, harmonica, and Deering Banjo Company. Her ongoing career started in 2011. Laney was born on October 14th, 1991 in Stevensville, Maryland, USA.

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Laney Stewart is a rhythm, blues, pop music, hip hop music, house music, and electronic music record producer, songwriter, publishing, and talent manager. He was most active from 1978 to present. Laney was given the name Philip Lane Stewart II on January 10th, 1966 in Chicago.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Laney

Benjamin Travis Laney was a Governor of Arkansas, Mayor of Camden, Arkansas, and MayorofCamden. He was most prominent from 1945 to 1949. Benjamin was born on November 25th, 1896 in Arkansas, USA. He left this life on January 21st, 1977.

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Lucy Craft Laney was a principal. Her career lasted from 1886 to 1933. Lucy was born on April 13th, 1854 in Macon, Georgia, United States. She died on October 24th, 1933.

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Sr. James Earl "Pete" Laney is a Member of the Texas House of Representatives from Hale County, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, and Member of theTexas House of Representativesfrom Hale County (districts vary). Sr. was born on March 20th, 1943 in Texas, USA.

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Brendan Laney is a rugby player.

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Betnijah Laney is a basketball player for the Perth Lynx and Chicago Sky in the Women's National Basketball League. She was most prominent from 2015 to present. Betnijah was born on October 29th, 1993 in Clayton, Delaware.

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Benjamin was born in 1591. He died in 1675.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1883 5 5 0
1896 5 5 0
1898 5 5 0
1900 5 5 0
1908 6 6 0
1909 5 5 0
1910 6 6 0
1914 5 5 0
1915 8 8 0
1916 15 8 7
1917 5 5 0
1918 12 12 0
1919 8 8 0
1920 8 8 0
1921 7 7 0
1922 13 8 5
1923 6 6 0
1924 13 6 7
1925 11 11 0
1928 15 10 5
1929 5 5 0
1931 6 0 6
1932 6 0 6
1933 5 0 5
1934 13 7 6
1936 7 7 0
1937 8 0 8
1938 13 6 7
1939 10 0 10
1940 17 9 8
1941 9 0 9
1942 9 0 9
1943 5 0 5
1944 11 11 0
1945 7 0 7
1946 18 8 10
1947 20 9 11
1948 20 6 14
1949 23 13 10
1950 15 0 15
1951 20 12 8
1952 8 0 8
1953 14 7 7
1954 18 8 10
1955 11 5 6
1956 18 6 12
1957 12 5 7
1958 14 7 7
1959 14 14 0
1960 16 6 10
1961 15 9 6
1962 15 8 7
1963 13 6 7
1964 5 5 0
1965 18 10 8
1966 12 5 7
1967 14 9 5
1968 19 12 7
1969 17 17 0
1970 16 10 6
1971 13 13 0
1972 13 13 0
1973 20 15 5
1974 13 13 0
1975 10 10 0
1976 15 15 0
1977 14 14 0
1978 27 27 0
1979 21 21 0
1980 33 27 6
1981 53 53 0
1982 26 26 0
1983 22 22 0
1984 25 25 0
1985 27 27 0
1986 26 26 0
1987 26 26 0
1988 25 25 0
1989 40 40 0
1990 93 88 5
1991 95 90 5
1992 88 88 0
1993 67 67 0
1994 88 88 0
1995 88 88 0
1996 96 96 0
1997 109 104 5
1998 99 99 0
1999 186 186 0
2000 332 332 0
2001 408 408 0
2002 407 407 0
2003 495 495 0
2004 534 527 7
2005 635 635 0
2006 640 640 0
2007 593 588 5
2008 543 543 0
2009 561 561 0
2010 540 540 0
2011 557 557 0
2012 454 454 0
2013 417 417 0
2014 448 448 0
2015 443 443 0
2016 368 368 0
2017 437 437 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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Popularity of Laney as a first name

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Popularity of Laney as a last name

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Common last names for Laney

  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Smith

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Laney U.S.
  White 82.92% 64.26%
  African American 11.81% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.79% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.02% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Laney

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

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Fun Facts about the name Laney

  • How Popular is the name Laney? Laney is the 2,357th most popular name of all time. As a last name Laney was the 3,323rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Laney have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,949 babies born with the first name Laney in the United States. That's more than enough people named Laney to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Laney? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1883 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Laney first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Laney is Saturday, March 28th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Laney born? The highest recorded use of the first name Laney was in 2006 with a total of 640 babies.
  • Random Laney Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Laney ranks 110th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 9 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Laney: Your name in reverse order is Yenal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aeynl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Laney? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 10,796 people with the last name Laney.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Laney? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Laney as their last name.

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  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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