"a small roadway or path"

Lane Origin and Meaning

The name Lane is a boy's name of English origin meaning "a small roadway or path".

Lane is a recent hit name, that could be used for either gender, but is much more popular for boys. It's a surname that projects the pleasant picture of narrow, tree-lined country roads.

Holding steady between Number 200 and 300 in the US Top 1000 for more than a quarter century, Lane might be considered a modern classic for boys.

Metallica's Lars Ulrich used the Layne spelling for his son.

# 254 in the US

Lane Rank in US Top 1000

# 446 on Nameberry

Lane Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Lane Popularity

Famous People Named Lane

  • Lane Edward GarrisonAmerican actor
  • Lane Chandler (born Robert Chandler Oakes)American actor
  • Lane Clyde FrostAmerican rodeo bull rider
  • Lane CarlsonAmerican male model; twin brother Kyle Carlson
  • Lane Allen EvansU.S. Congressman from Illinois
  • Lane Monte KiffinAmerican NFL and college football coach
  • (Joseph) Lane KirklandAmerican labor union leader
  • (Walter) Lane SmithAmerican actor
  • Lane DaviesAmerican actor
  • Nathan LaneAmerican actor
  • Lane SmithAmerican illustrator
  • Lane MerrifieldCEO and Founder of Club Penguin, Investor on Dragon's Den

Lane in Pop Culture

  • Lane Meyercharacter in movie "Better Off Dead," played by John Cusack
  • Lane Frostfrom the movie "8 Seconds"
  • Lane Duganfrom TV series "The Days"
  • Lane Bryantplus size clothing chain in the US