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Liane's exact origin is unknown, and the name hasn't been on the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the United States since the middle of the 20th century. Perhaps it's time for it to make a comeback? It's a name with a variety of spelling options, and it comes with several nicknames. Liane also pairs with both classic and trendy middle names. Pair it with something that's in right now to help bring the name into the 21st century.

Meaning of the name Liane:

English: Meadow, clearing
Hebrew: God's favor, grace
Latin: Youthful

Origin of the name Liane:

Liane's exact origin is unknown. Some say it's an alternative spelling of Leeanne, a combination of the names Lee and Anne. Lee is an English name that means “meadow” or “clearing,” and Anne is a Hebrew name that means “grace” or “God's favor.” Some believe it's a shortened form of Juliane. Juliane is a Latin name that means “youthful.”

Symbolism of the name Liane:

Liane's symbolism will most likely depend on which origin story you believe. If you see it as a shortened form of Juliane, you might choose the name with the hope that your daughter will always remain youthful. Parents of the Christian faith may find symbolism in the meanings “grace” and “God's favor.” Those who like nature names may find symbolism in the “meadow” meaning. Finally, it's also a great choice to honor a loved one name Lee, Anne, or Juliane.

Style of the name Liane:

Modern

Gender of the name Liane:

Liane is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Liane:

LEE-ann

Number of syllables in the name Liane:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Liane:

The baby name Liane evokes images of someone who is a born leader and always focused on accomplishing their goals.

Alternative spellings for the name Liane:

  • Leeanne
  • Leighanne
  • Lianne
  • Leanne 
  • Leiane

Nicknames for the name Liane:

Popularity of the name Liane:

According to the Social Security Administration, Liane was a top 1,000 baby name for girls in the United States in 1959 and 1969. It ranked at number 942 in 1959 and 973 in 1969.

Related names for the name Liane:

Great middle names for Liane and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Liane:

  • Liane Augustin (actress and singer)
  • Liane Carroll (singer and musician)
  • Liane Engeman (race car driver)
  • Liane Haid (actress)
  • Liane Balaban (actress)

Liane in popular culture:

  • Liane Cartman (character on the TV show “South Park”)
  • LianeWayfarer (character in the “Dying Earth” book series by Jack Vance)