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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Laken
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Laken in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Laken:
Records indicate that 1,286 girls in the United States have been named Laken since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1991, when 232 people in the U.S. were given the name Laken. Those people are now 23 years old.
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Comments about the name Laken
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261 Positive Comments
"My amazi g 2 year old daughters name is Lakyn Nikoal I love the name! Fits her perfec" Sep. 29, 2014:
"My name is laken...I was the only one until high school I met 2 more in my grade. Mom says she got my name from a soap opera...santa Monica or something like that. Its awesome to see so many people named laken! I'm not alone anymore." Jun. 24, 2013:
"My name is Lakin Carol. Im 21 and my mother got my name from the soap opera, Santa Barbra. Living in the South, I've met very few people with the name Laken and I've never met anyone who spells it the same way I do. (Lakin) I've got many compliments about my name, but I've also gotten some strange looks when I tell people my name. It is often mistaken for Larkin, Lincoln, or Lakelund. In school kids would always call me Lakin Bacon or Lake. Many people still call me Lake. My dad calls me LakinLuke, and most of my family calls me Baby Lake or LakeLake. I love my name because of its uniqueness." May. 11, 2013:
"My name is Laken. I always have to tell people how to say my name when we first meet. I get called laken bacon. Being 14 it gets pretty tiring of people always asking how to spell my name. It's not that hard. I always say think of lake and add a n." Dec. 11, 2012:
"My beautiful daughters name is Lakyn Taylor she is 18 years old. I got her name from a friend of my son in his kindergarten class. Which her mother got it from the soap opera Santa Barbara. She has always loved her name, it is getting more popular everyday. She has always been called Lincoln, Lakyn Bacon, Laklun. Her nick name from me is just Lake or LayLay from her 6 year old brother. Love Love Love her name." Nov. 13, 2012:
"My niece is Laken Marie and she just turned 17. Her mother picked her name from the soap opera, Santa Barbara also. When she was a baby we started calling her "Momo", and when she learned to talk she started calling me "Momo". However her overall #1 top tip top nickname is Laken Bacon with variations in spelling. She has also been called Laken Lego and often goes be Laken is Legit. Laken also likes to change the spelling to Lakynn. Dr Mom Auntie Patti Momo" Aug. 23, 2012:
"Laken Alexandria is my daughter's name...a beautiful name for a beautiful 6 year old girl!" May. 7, 2012:
"My names Laken, and being 23 years old I absolutely love my name. I get complements all the time and asked about its origin and like others I have yet to find the true meaning. But I do know one thing it is Unquie, as I am myself and I am sure others who share my name feel the same way. LOL yes over the years many have pronounced it wrong, I have even been called Larken....Laken Bacon was a popular one when I was younger. Glad to see their are others out there that carry the same name as I do :D" Jul. 8, 2011:
"I have a 14 year old daughter her name is Laken Pearl. She hates her name but I have high hopes that someday she will love it as much as I love her... Her name is often pronounced as Lincoln or Lakelynn" Jul. 1, 2011:
"My nine year old is Laken Alyssa. She is blonde and blue eyed and beautiful. I call her 'Lake' a lot. She is very popular at school and is never teased about her name" Jun. 9, 2011:
"My name is Laken. Tons of people spell it wrong and say it wrong! My babysitter always called me lincoln. I never meet anyone with that name at school, but people say they heard of it before. My family calles me Lake, Lakey, Lake Trout, and sometimes Laken Bacon. But I love my name!!" Mar. 22, 2011:
"Hi!I am gonna be 25 this May and my name is Laken Deloris. I HATED my name growing up because of the odviosu reasons. As I grew up I learned to like it. I could go on forever about the strange things I have came across just having this name :-) I am totally a Laken unique and fun!" Mar. 3, 2011:
"Hi my name is also Laken Medina from South Africa I hated my name until I realised its very unique people always pronounce it wrong but I always correct them.I'm 24 yrs old and I really love my name.Many peopl call me lakie,lay-lay,ricky lake or lu-lu but I'm ok with.thank you santa barbara for this wonderful name" Feb. 28, 2011:
"Ide never heard of the name Laken as a girls name until recently.. I called my son Laken Joshua.. its a handsome name and suits him. Its a lovely name either way girl or boy." Feb. 24, 2011:
"my name is laken nicole bordelon and people say i have a unique weird name but it ok i love it:))))" Jan. 24, 2011:
"My grand daughter Laken Halo just arrived Dec 25th. When I started looking for a name that links to the river (my daughter's name is Jourdan, like the Jordan in the bible), the name Laken popped up and I fell in love with the name instantly! From there on, I hoped my daughter would have a girl. When friends hear of the name, the say "what??" I say Laken like the Lake. No nicknames yet..she's only a few weeks old. I don't think anyone in my hometown has this name, so I can say its unique. All of you Lakens out there. You have a beautiful name! Love it!!" Jan. 15, 2011:
"My name is Laken Dawn. Im 25 years old and live in KY. I love my name because it is unique. There are a few other girls with the same name where I live now. I used to be the only one!! I also get called Lake most of the time but thats not too bad. Could be worse right? I also get called Laken Bacon alot because my fav food is bacon and everyone jokes about it! It is really nice to know that when someone says Laken, chances are they are talking to me and not someone else! I also get called Lincoln and Lankin alot! I had a teacher who could NOT remember my name! He would call me LakeLyn!! What? LOL My sister actually named me and she got the name Laken from a soap opera back in 1985 when I was born. :)" Jan. 8, 2011:
"My daughter is Laken Chandalora.... Many confuse her name with Lincoln! Love this name cuz I love the spunky character on SB. Daughter is a redhead, need I say more! :)" Dec. 30, 2010:
"My daughter's name is Lakin Cheyenne. I, also, got the name off of the soap opera "Santa Barbara". My daughter is now 17 yrs old and she absolutely loves her name. We have met a couple of other girls named Laken and 1 boy with the name." Dec. 16, 2010:
"My daughter's name is Laken Marissa. She is almost 18. She too has had nicknames such as bacon, makin' bacon' and has been called Lincoln and even Lah-Ken. (omg @the last one). She hated her name growing up and still hates it. I got it from Santa Barbara long ago." Nov. 25, 2010:
"My names Laken Lee and I'm 14, it's different and seems to fit me perfectly. (i was named after my grandmothers Laken from the paternal side and Lee from the maternal.) Most people call me Lakie or Lakie Lu, just some names i've accumulated over the years. There was a time I hated my name but I love it now, i can't think of one i want more!" Nov. 13, 2010:
"ive just had a little baby girl and ive named her laken, i dont no of anyone who lives near us with this name and everyone say's what a fantastic name it is when i tell them her name x" Sep. 26, 2010:
"I just named my newborn daughter Laken. We all have earthy names in my family and decided to name our daughter Lake and formally Laken. She is a beautiful baby with auburn hair and blur eyes!" Sep. 21, 2010:
"Loveee my name. I now have to name all my kids something very orginal!! -Laken" Sep. 13, 2010:
""Hay! My name is Laken and a lot of people either mispronounce or misspell my name and i dont like it. one time i met this one girl and i said that u spell my name like lake with an n at the end and she turned and told her friend 'omg u spell her name with lake plus n no e! that is so cool!'i was like ummm what does lake end with!?! an e!"" Aug. 9, 2010:
"Hey:) My name is Laken LaShea! I LOVE my name but most my friends call me Lake and just like all you girls I get the same thing it gets pronounced wrong and spelled wrong all the time..I'm like hello its Lake with a N at the end haha not hard!!...my father in law calls me Laken Bacon then I get called Lankin and lincoln...lol I love it because its a beautiful name and very unique just like me:) my husband likes it so much he wants to name our daughter If we ever have one after me!:)...I've met very few people with the same name!" Aug. 3, 2010:
"my daughter is called laken she is twenty now and when she was born people would say what have you called you baby as soon as i would laken they would say wot?id say laken then they would say that an unusually strange name where did you get that from her name is unique and yes my girl loves her name ive never come across any one else called laken" Jul. 31, 2010:
"My name is Laken.I also used to not like my name when i was younger but i now love it! I think its unique and it is PERFECT for my very unique personality. All my friends call me Lake. And alot of my cousins like to call me Laken Bacon." Jul. 7, 2010:
"My name is Laken Alexandra (: hehe it's cool to know that there are other's with my name. (: i always get my name pronouced wrong. im only 14. i loveee my name, i use to hate it but now i adore it. but anyway's (:" Jun. 28, 2010:
"My name is Laken Nichol I also get all those nickname but the one i hear most is liken and my beast friend call me lake-an-bake. lol I love my name and I have meet FIVE count it FIVE Laken's so far in my life time, one was even named after me! :-) Everyone tells me they love my name and I think it's beautiful. Now my story is my older sister's babysitter heard the name off of her favorite soap opera (Santa Barbara) and told my mom about it. She liked the name and said if she had another girl she would name her Laken. they had a small contest of who ever had a girl first would get to name there daughter Laken and guess what.... my mom won! lol I don't think there is any other name that would fit me better then Laken. =D" Jun. 8, 2010:
"My niece is named Laiken Nicole. Everyone I know really likes her name. I think it's a really pretty name as well." Jun. 7, 2010:
"My name is Laken also! I have met one person named Laken, but she doesnt spell it like i do. kinda like Lakyn. people always spell my name wrong, one time i got something, and they had my name spelled as Laikyen. Which i dont think that even comes close to how i spell it. I got my name from a CARTOON my dad liked when he was younger! thats right i said a CARTOON!! lol my nicknames are Yaken, Lakey, Laken Bacon, Shakin Laken..i dont mind i like to joke around as well!!" Jun. 5, 2010:
"My name is Lakin. My brother told my mom the name from Santa Barbara. I do like my name, because it's different. But I hate repeating it many times to people because they can't pronounce it, or spell it. I have a lot of nicknames to, Lake, Lakin Bacon, Lincoln... I have gotten every pronunciation too. Larkin, Lincoln, Lankin, Lakeen. I'm always like, "why are you making up letters in my name? It's LAKIN!"
Everyone I meet likes my name, and i get compliments on it all the time. But, sometimes I just wish I had a regular name to save myself all the annoying questions that come with a unique name. Like where does that name come from? what nationality is that? Very annoying!" Jun. 2, 2010:
"my friend laken is always just loves her name and i do too but i still like my name olivia better." May. 19, 2010:
"I love the name Laken...my daughter is the only Laken at her school and everyone calls her Lake...she now loves her name...it's unique like her...she doesn't blend in...everyone knows her and the name helps...she is beautiful and the name fits perfectly!" May. 7, 2010:
"Does anyone know any boys named Laken? I like Lake for a boy but would like to lengthen it to Laken formally." Apr. 27, 2010:
"My name is Laken and im 12 years old. When i was little i always hated my name because its unusual but now i like it cuz its different and all my friends like it." Apr. 25, 2010:
"I'm seventeen and my name is Laken. i've been teased forever. but i love my name. its unique and great. just like me! :)" Apr. 12, 2010:
"My daughter's name is Laken and everyone loves that name because it is unique and rare. For the girls whose name is Laken and hate it - let me tell you something, kids are going to find something to pick on you about and if your name is the worst thing that they pick on you about, then it is not that bad. There could be a lot worse things that the kids find to make fun of you for (rumors). So be grateful that it's just your name." Mar. 8, 2010:
"well laken is a very creative name,actually my mother named me laken after a soap opera! but some people sometimes pronounce my name wrong, but it's okay! some people call me lakey,laken bacon, and lay-lay!" Mar. 6, 2010:
"When i was looking for a name for my daughter I liked the name Laken but have decided instead to name my little girl Lakey, some people didnt really like it but i think it is perfect" Feb. 25, 2010:
"I think Laken is a great name. I am pregnant with b/g twins, Lake and Aida. We choose Lake, but will bring up Laken to my husband. :)" Feb. 22, 2010:
"My 3rd daughter, who is 11 now, is named Kimberly Laken! I too got the name from Santa Barbara and have loved it forever. I did want to name her Laken Noel, but chose not to since she was a March baby. She also gets called Laken Bacon, Lakie Loo, Lincon, Lakelyn and Lankin. We've never met anyone else with her name, but have actually met 3 other people who know one. Love the name!" Feb. 5, 2010:
"hi my name is laken marie , my mom got my name from a soap opera ! laken lockridge ! i love my name i get called laken bacon , lay lay, larkin && the list goes on !" Feb. 3, 2010:
"I love having a beautiful, unique name! I get called lakes, lakie bakes, lackin, lakey, bacon, lake-ish, etc. Its so fun!! :)))" Feb. 1, 2010:
"Hey My name Is Laken Im 22, my mum got It from the soap opera santa barbera. Ive grown to like my name It's unique :) the nicknames Laken Baken Lakii, Lakez, Bakez, laki lakez. It's funny how people cant say It right or spell it :) yay for all the Lakens we are so unique :D xxx" Jan. 21, 2010:
"My name is Laken Alexis. When I was younger I always wanted to have a "normal" name like Ashley or my middle name, Alexis. I've gotten called about every nickname that everyone else has said and personally, I love it :D I loveee myyy naaame." Jan. 20, 2010:
"My daughter's name is Laken Noelle. We love her name and she does too. We call her Lakeydoodle b/c her favorite song was YankeeDoodle when she was little. We read that Laken means "Newly Created" and Noelle means "Gift from God". She was born Sept 11, 2001 so we think the name fits her perfectly." Dec. 31, 2009:
"I love my name, I am 17 and a senior. Yes I get called names like Bacon and such but you know it is still fun. I am glad I am different because I would hate to meet so many others with my same name. People pronounce it wrong which is amusing to me :)" Dec. 18, 2009:
"my name is laken.. i like it to an extent. hate the nicknames but like the name." Dec. 11, 2009:
"My name is Laken and I actually love my name. I'm 17 years old, a senior in high school and people still call me Laken-Bacon. I've accumulated some new names over the years, such as 'Shake-n-Bake Lake', 'The Great Lakes' and other crap. But my name is still awesome :)" Nov. 10, 2009:
"My name is also Laken. I am 23 years old and I used to dispise my name. I would get called Laken Bacon, Lakes, Lay-Lay, Lincoln, Lakelynn, Lack-in.. As I have gotten older I LOVE my name. I am always amused when people misspell my name and when they give me the "huh" look. I also love it when people ask me 4 times how to pronounce it. My mother also got the name from Santa Barbara. My middle name is also unique, Deloris is not heard to often anymore. Love your name girls it will eventually grow on you!" Nov. 3, 2009:
"I love my name. I'm a Laken Jordyn. I was named after a lady off of the old soap opera "santa barbara"" Nov. 3, 2009:
"My name is Laken Anne, & i've only met one person with the same name. I am 18 and i really like my name now that I'm older. I hated it when i was young though. I wanted to be a brittant, lauren, or ashley like every other girl, lol. I like that's its different than most girls' names. People don't call me very many things besides my name, every once in a while i hear Laken Bacon, & i've heard people call me Lacken, or laker. Sometimes when I think too hard, im like, "wow, my name is laken.. it's crazyy! im not very different from other people, & its one of the only things very unique about me- i lOVE MY NAMEEEE :]" Nov. 2, 2009:
"My name is laken. People call me laken bacon or just bacon . . . one guy calles me lycan:(
i use to hate but my name but now i love it ! and youu should too =D" Oct. 9, 2009:
"Hey, My names Laken , (Lake-in) But all of you pronounce it like (Lay-kin) same thing i guess. I've been called , Laken Bacon & Lakey Bakey. (:
I like my name, But people make fun of it, sometimes, & say, Who names there kid that , But I just laugh at them . I think my names AWSOME . I've even been called Lacckin. Lol . I thought it was pretty funny. I'm 14 years old . I've met 1 person with the name.
I Like my name, BE PROUND , we're Lakens (:
- Laken Pauline Jobe (Joe-Obe) Or something sounding like that haha ." Oct. 2, 2009:
"I'm naming my daughter Laken Kendall! I love the name as well as my husband! We got it from a girl in my sorority and also my Husband has a sister named Brooke and a cousin named River and we all love the water so it fit!
She'll be born in 5 weeks and already everyone calls her Lakey, Lakey lakey eggs and bacey, lakey lu lu, you name it!! I absolutely love this name!" Aug. 27, 2009:
"I love my name, because its unique, and cute. && My name is laken, Its prounounced (Lay-Kin) And My middle name is Rianna (Pronounced like the singer Rhianna) && there is alot of people named laken in kentucky, bc i live there too! && I got the name from the soap opera santa barbera (:" Jun. 18, 2009:
"My name is Laken Lee! People call me Laken Bacon and Lakey Breaky Heart all thee time!! I LOVE MY NAME! And we got it off of Santa Barbara!!! its pretty cool[; i love it[;" Jun. 8, 2009:
"My name is Laken, and i get called Laken Bacon, and lakey lu lu. My mom also got my name off of Santa Barbra. I love my name because no one else in my class has my name.
IT ROCKS!" Jun. 2, 2009:
"My daughters name is Lachen (Laken) we call her lakey lake and lakey lu lu also!! Its so neat how so many Lakens ( we spell Lachen) their are out there in the world too cool love the name...we have 3 children and it took 3 times to finally be able to use the name...its the best" May. 15, 2009:
"I named my daughter Laken. I did get it off of the soap opera Santa Barbara. It's unique. She is 7 years old and gets called Laken Bacon. We also call her Lakey, and sometimes snaken. I don't know why. My daughter seems to like her name so far. Although, she doesn't like that she can never find her name on things in stores that have pre printed names on them." May. 14, 2009:
"HOLY MOLEY!! My name is Laken Lauren (lah-ren) Quinn, and my mom got my name off the soap opera Santa Barbara. :) :) :)" May. 5, 2009:
"Hi, my bfffffffffff's/sister is laken elizabeth ann." May. 5, 2009:
"hi my name is laken elizabeth and love my name and my nickname for my teacher is laken bacon i got my name from a soap opra my mom youst to watch when she was little and i thought that was cool my dad calls me lakey lu huhu when hes trying to be funny but he sings it some times i am ten years old and my freinds love my name because they can make up names for me and so i love my name" Apr. 25, 2009:
"My name is Laken Joand i'm 16 years old. My mother named me Laken just because she "liked lakes". She never knew it was from a soap opera and that's kinda lame considering how cool the name is in general. I've gotten called Laken Bacon, Lakie, and my x calls me Lakes. I've always loved the name and I might name my daughter in the future laken or maybe her middle name will be laken. I haven't decided since my middle name is kind of a family tradition and i dont want to break that." Apr. 13, 2009:
"My name is Laken Sierra and im 13 years old..and when i was little...i used to hate it because people would mispronounce it and ALWAYS misspelledit..but now that im older...ive realized that i love to be different...i love my name and wouldnt change it for anything!!! (:" Apr. 9, 2009:
"Hey there everybody my name is Laken LeAnn. My mom got my name from a soap opera. I get called laken bacon lakey and when i was a baby they called me leaky laken. :)" Apr. 8, 2009:
"my name is Laken Rea and i love my name it is different you dont hear it much!!!" Mar. 22, 2009:
"My name is laken Michelle, and i adore my name. When i was younger i hated it because everyone mis pronounced it, however now that i am a senior in highschool. it is great! because i have not met a single person who has the same name as me. =] Its awesome, my mom got the name from the soap as well." Mar. 18, 2009:
"hey my name is laken nicole and i live in grayson ky i just turned 16 i used to hate my name but i've gotten use to it and now i love my mom had my name picked out from before i was even thought of she got it off a soap opera days of our lives" Mar. 9, 2009:
"hi my name is also Laiken, i'm 20 and i'm from England. like so many of you, my mum got it from the program Santa Barbera . . but to make it that bit more unique, i have an added 'I' which i thinks great =D i used to get annoyed that people couldn't remember it or pronounce it correctly . . but now i have come to love it and wouldn't change it for the world =)" Mar. 2, 2009:
My name is Laken Olivia.My mom got the name from the soap,'Santa Barbera'. i am currently 11 years old,almost twelve-in march-.I adore my name. its frustrating when people cant pronounce it,but they always think its beautiful.i don't know how,but people sometimes think im saying Megan when i introduce myself. its beyond me how they got that one. =] Over all,i LOVE my name.
I'm the only person i've ever met with my name,and thats pretty kool to me. =]" Feb. 28, 2009:
"My name is Laken!! I love it. It's pretty amazing. My mother also got it from the soap..." Feb. 24, 2009:
"I have a beautiful baby boy Laken.Never thought of it to be a girls name..." Feb. 21, 2009:
"I have a 4 1/2 year old named Laken Marie. Of course I love her name and picked it bc i wanted her to have a name that not everyone had. I didn't know there was a Laken on Santa Barbara until today :) It's always nice to learn something! I read it in a baby book. She does get called Lincoln, which used to drive me crazy but I am getting over it. She is Lake, Lakey and Lakey Lu Lu to us..." Feb. 10, 2009:
"Hello my name is Laken Ann, Im a Afican American 17 year old girl, and I LOVE MY NAME. I thank my soap opera obsessed grandmother for watching the same show that so many people with my name are connected. Again I love my name so much because it fits my eccentric taste of style and life in general. I wouldn't change it for the world and to notice that so many people share my name is a blessing.I really thought I was like the only Laken in the world. When people first hear my name they think that Im either a boy, or of a non-American nationality but when they see the face behind the name they connect it in being beautiful or unique. When I have childern of my own I plan to name my daughter either with my name for her middle name or some other unique name like mines." Feb. 5, 2009:
"hello,my name is laken olivia. i am 11 years old. i love my name,but people always pronounce it wrong. my mom chose the name off of the soap opera santa barbara.
everyone i meet tells me its a beautiful name.
i haven't ever met anyone with my name. i think its totally awesome to have a unique name. jeez,ive been saying name a lot. lol =)
my usual nicknames are laken bacon,lakey,lake,and lincoln. hope this helps =)
btw-im a girl =p
☮ ☮ ☮" Feb. 3, 2009:
"Hi my name is Laken Rene. I am 22 years old. My mom got the name from a soap opera "Santa Barbara". I love it and most other people do too. Most everyone pronounces it wrong at first but i am used to it =)." Feb. 1, 2009:
"Hi, my daughter's name is Laken Noelle. She is 7 and was born 11Sept01. She is our reminder that even during the time of temendous chaos and grief and tragedy, there is always good and something to be thankful for." Jan. 30, 2009:
"my name is LAKIN...yeahh..my mom decided to spell it differently...and now people spell it laiken or laken...and they prounounce it meagan...also people call me bacon at my school...its veryy embarrasing..ha!" Jan. 21, 2009:
"My 5 year old is named Laken. I've had this name picked out since I was 16. I have had 2 other kids before her and I always tell my oldest son if he was a girl his named would have been Laken. I went to one of his school play's recently and there was a girl in his grade with the Laken. I found that to be ironic since, if he would have been a girl, there would have been 2 kids in the same school with the same rare name. Funny thing is, the mom of that girl, got her name from the same soap opera "Santa Barbara" when she was 16 that I had heard it. Small world.
Everyone loves my daughter's name Laken Krystea pronounced (Kris tay ah). They say it's very unique and conversational. Her middle name is my first name. Also, very unique, it runs in the family:)"