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Updated June 9, 2019

Girl name origins & meanings

  • French : Variation of Helen
  • English : Sun ray
  • Middle English : Narrow road

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Middle English : Narrow road

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Laine

Family name origins & meanings

  • Northern Irish : reduced form of Scottish McLean.
  • English : perhaps a variant spelling of Lane.
  • Finnish : ornamental name from laine ‘wave’. This is one of the most common names among those that were derived from words denoting natural features when hereditary surnames were adopted in Finland in the beginning of the 20th century. This name is found chiefly in southern Finland.
  • French : metonymic occupational name for a worker or dealer in wool, from Old French la(i)ne ‘wool’ (Latin lana).

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