Meaning and Origin of: Lane

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Middle English : Narrow road
  • Middle English : Narrow road

First name variations

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : topographic name for someone who lived in a lane, Middle English, Old English lane, originally a narrow way between fences or hedges, later used to denote any narrow pathway, including one between houses in a town.
  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laighin ‘descendant of Laighean’, a byname meaning ‘spear’, or ‘javelin’.
  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of Luan’, a byname meaning ‘warrior’.
  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Liatháin (see Lehane).
  • Southern French : variant of Laine.
  • Possibly also a variant of Southern French Lande.