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Lannie is a catchy first name that is suitable for both boys and girls. Popular in the early 20th century, this name became a standard across all genres of media. Lannie is the name of a memorable character in the South Park series, and Lannie Reese is the heroine of the series of mystery books by Trudy Haywood Saunders. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Lannie:

Old Germanic: Land, territory
Old French: Spear
Old English: Long hill
Old Breton: Little rock, handsome, beautiful

Origin of the name Lannie:

Lannie is a gender-neutral name with several possible origins. Foremost, Lannie is an alternative spelling of Lanny. This name originated as a diminutive of either Lance or Landon. Lance arose from the Old Germanic root landa (meaning “land”). It can also derive from the Old French word lance (meaning “combat weapon” or “spear”). Landon originated from an Old English place name that meant “long hill” or “ridge.” Finally, Lannie is also a short form of both Alan and Alana. These names originate from a Celtic word that meant either “handsome” or “little rock.”

Symbolism of the name Lannie:

Lannie is a variation of Lanny. This name is a diminutive of Lance or Landon. Many etymologists associate Lance with the Old Latin word lancea (meaning “combat weapon”), and this Latin root also produced the Old French version of the name. The symbol of Lance is the combat spear.

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Gender of the name Lannie:

Lannie is a unisex baby name — it is given to both boys and girls.

Pronunciation of the name Lannie:


Number of syllables in the name Lannie:


Emotion evoked from the name Lannie:

The name Lannie evokes feelings of swiftness and simplicity.

Alternative spellings for the name Lannie:

Nicknames for the name Lannie:

  • Lan
  • Lanni

Popularity of the name Lannie:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Lannie was the 960th most popular baby name for boys in 1954. Lannie was the 928th most popular baby name for girls in 1910.

Related names for the name Lannie:

Great middle names for Lannie and their meanings:

  • Aiden (little fire)
  • Angel (heavenly messenger)
  • Brighton (bright town, bridge settlement)
  • Caelan (slender, fair, pure)
  • Cole (swarthy, coal, black)
  • Drew (strong, masculine, manly)
  • Easton (east town)
  • Gabe (God is my strength)
  • Harper (harp player)
  • Riley (rye meadow, wood clearing, valiant)
  • Tyler (tiler)
  • Valentine (valorous, healthy, strong)
  • Wilder (hunter)

Famous people with the name Lannie:

Lannie in popular culture:

  • Lannie (character in the South Park series)
  • Lannie Reese (protagonist of the mystery book series Trudy Haywood Saunders
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