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Laney began as a cute nickname for the very traditional English name Elaine. In modern times, the name is more of a standalone first name. It has only been used for around the past two decades for girls.

Meaning and Origin of the name Laney:

Laney is an English girl's name that means “bright,” “shining one,” or “from the lane.”

Laney began as a nickname for the name Elaine in England. Elaine is the Welsh equivalent to Helen. Helen comes from the Greek name Hēlēnē, which is from the Greek word “hēlios” (meaning “sun,” “sunbeam,” or “ray of light”). Laney may have been a surname that meant “from the lane.” This name is a popular first name for girls and is the feminine of the masculine name Lane.

Symbolism of the name Laney:

Laney most likely means “bright, shining one” just like the name Elaine. It carried over the meaning of when it was primarily a nickname.

Nicknames for the name Laney:

Laney is an adorable name that has adorable nicknames. We have compiled a list of nicknames for you. You can use this list to choose a nickname for your baby girl or use it for inspiration when coming up with a nickname.

  • Lay Lay
  • Lay
  • Lane 
  • Lady Bug
  • Lay Bay
Baby name Laney


Style of the name Laney:


Gender of the name Laney:

Laney is a baby girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Laney:


Number of syllables in the name Laney:


Emotion evoked from the name Laney:

The baby name Laney feels carefree and open. It has a modern feel that is a bit trendy too.

Alternative spellings for the name Laney:

  • Lainie
  • Lanie 
  • Lanee
  • Lainee
  • Lanei
  • Lani

Popularity of the name Laney:

Laney became a top 1,000 girl's name in 2000 at number 704. It has never risen above the top 400 list, with it ranking at number 482 in 2005 and number 486 in 2006. As of 2020, the name is number 657 overall.

Great middle names for Laney and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Laney:

  • Laney Diggs (professional figure skater)
  • Laney Jones (singer and songwriter, “Run Wild”)
  • Laney (Lei Nea in “Matched” series)
  • Laney Boggs (character in “She's All That”)
  • Laney Penn (character in “Grojband”)
  • Laney Rucker (character in “The Purge”)
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