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Origin: English
Meaning: Narrow Road

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Lane

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Lane in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Lane:

  • Records indicate that 30,182 boys in the United States have been named Lane since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2011, when 1,284 people in the U.S. were given the name Lane. Those people are now 10 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Lane

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      6 Positive Comments

  • "My grandson is named Lane and he was born this year now because of hurricane Lane I think it will become more popular" Sep. 6, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 12 year old son is named Lane Preston. We have met only one Lane in his life." May. 30, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my husbands name! You hardly encounter too many Lane's" Apr. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Lane is my mom's maiden name. I was extremely close to my grandpa (last name Lane obviously) and now my husband and I want to name our first born son Lane. We think it's a simple, strong, not too common but not too weird, name. Plus it means a lot to us!" Apr. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I often find that people have trouble with this until I remind them that it is Lane, just like a road." Nov. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think Lane is a wonderful name for a boy or a girl. My Math teacher back in high school had a daughter named Lane. Also in high school there was a boy named Lane. I think it isnt that common of a name like michael." May. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "We had the name Austin picked out for our son months before he was born 25 years ago. His dad's name would be his middle name regardless. One day, I just suggested Lane and we loved it and agreed it was better since Austin had gotten so popular. I love his name, Lane Douglas." Jul. 21, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Lane, and the only other ?Lane? I have known was a girl I attended high school with. It turns out that she is a distant cousin! I did not discover that until I attended my 50th high school reunion! Best regards to all Lanes!" May. 28, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "Lane, i like the name because of Lane Frost the cowboy,bull rider depicted in the movie "8 Seconds" great name!!" Oct. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my crush in school is named lane but he spells it "laine"!! he is really nice and especially towards girls!!" Jul. 11, 2008: Report as inappropriate

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