Laney - girls name

Laney name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 51%

Laney name meaning:

The name Laney is a diminutive form of the name Elaine or Helena. It is of English origin and is typically given to girls. The name Laney carries a sense of elegance and femininity. It is a name that exudes charm and grace.

The meaning of the name Laney can vary depending on the root name it is derived from. Elaine, for example, is of Old French origin and means "bright" or "shining." This suggests that those named Laney have a radiant and illuminating presence. On the other hand, if Laney is derived from Helena, which has Greek origins, it means "torch" or "light." This could symbolize someone who brings warmth and inspiration to those around them.

Overall, the name Laney carries connotations of beauty, brightness, and a gentle nature. It is a name that evokes a sense of positivity and radiance, making it an appealing choice for many parents.

Origin: English

Path, roadway. Variant of surnames Lane and Laine.


Surnames, Unisex names

Related names

Surnames , Laina , Laine , Laney , Lanie

Other girls names beginning with L


Overall UK ranking: 2711 out of 5581

9 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1490)

Historical popularity of Laney

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