If you're looking for a name with nature vibes that isn't too common or overused, consider Laken. The name is suitable for both boys and girls, though it's more commonly used for baby girls, and aside from a few years in the early 1990s, it's never been on the list of the top 1,000 baby names in the United States. This means your little Laken will likely be the only one in a class full of Avas and Emmas. When it comes to middle names, Laken pairs well with other nature names for a cool bohemian vibe, but it also sounds great with the classics.

Meaning of the name Laken:

American: Lake

Origin of the name Laken:

No one knows for sure where the baby name Laken originated. It's most likely a derivative of the nature name/word “Lake.”

Symbolism of the name Laken:

Because the baby name Laken is derived from the nature word lake, it may symbolize fertility, life and death or self-reflection — some of the things lakes often symbolize to people.

Style of the name Laken:

New age

Gender of the name Laken:

Laken is a unisex name, but it is primarily used for baby girls.

Pronunciation of the name Laken:


Number of syllables in the name Laken:


Emotion evoked from the name Laken:

The baby name Laken's nature vibes evoke images of someone who is carefree and light-hearted.

Alternative spellings for the name Laken:

  • Layken
  • Laykin
  • Laiken
  • Lakyn
  • Laykyn
  • Laeken

Nicknames for the name Laken:

  • Lake
  • Lakie

Popularity of the name Laken:

Laken only made the list of the top baby names in the United States in 1990, and it fell off the list in 1995, according to the Social Security Administration.

Related names for the name Laken:

Great middle names for Laken and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Laken:

  • Laken Tomlinson (football player)
  • Laken Giles (actress)

Lakens in popular culture:

  • Laken Lockridge (character on the soap opera “Santa Barbara”)