Names That Mean Path

  1. Lane
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "a small roadway or path"
    • Description:

      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.
  2. Lane
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "a small roadway or path"
    • Description:

      Lane is a unisex name equally accessible to boys and girls. As a common surname, Lane is attached to such celebrities as Diane and Nathan.
  3. Elysande
    • Origin:

      English, Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "temple path"
    • Description:

      An intriguing medieval name found in various forms across Europe. Variants include Elisende, Elisenda, Elysant, Elysande, Elisent and Helisent. It likely derives from a Visigothic name meaning "temple path".
  4. Laine
    • Origin:

      Variation of Lane
    • Meaning:

      "a small roadway or path"
    • Description:

      Unisex Lane is a hit for boys in the last few decades, remaining around the 200s in popularity. Laine may lean a bit more feminine, but still has that unisex feel.
  5. Holloway
    • Origin:

      English surname
    • Meaning:

      "hollow way, sunken path"
    • Description:

      Holloway is a habitational surname, meaning if this is a last name on your family tree, your ancestors once lived in an English town by the name. As a first name, it's relatively undiscovered — Holloway charted for the first time in 2020, and only for girls. It would work well on a child of either sex, although the intuitive Holly nickname will likely keep the distribution skewed toward the feminine.
  6. Layne
    • Origin:

      Variation of Lane, English
    • Meaning:

      "a small roadway or path"
    • Description:

      Currently gender-neutral in the US, although boys have the edge, as they do with Lane. The Y spelling makes it a bit more feminine.
  7. Paden
    • Origin:

      English
    • Meaning:

      "path hill"
    • Description:

      This could be a new variation on the megapopular Braden-Caden-Haden bunch, or a nonmilitaristic form of Patton.
  8. Helisent
    • Origin:

      English, Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "temple path"
    • Description:

      Helisent was used in the medieval days and has royal antecedents found in both France and Germany. Information on its origins is sketchy, but some say it's related to Elise or Helen or Heloise, or that it derives from a Visigothic name meaning "temple path". Variants include Elisende, Elisenda, Elysant, Elysande, Elissent and Elisent.
  9. Keala
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "the path"
    • Description:

      Keala, also spelled Ke'ala, was a common name in its native Hawaii during the mid-20th century. It's considered unisex, but these days is virtually all feminine in usage.
  10. Holloway
    • Origin:

      English surname
    • Meaning:

      "hollow way, sunken path"
    • Description:

      A habitational surname denoting ancestors from one of the numerous English towns called Holloway. It first broke into the charts as a female name in 2020, when it was given to six baby girls.
  11. Elisenda
    • Origin:

      Catalan from Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "temple path"
    • Description:

      Elisenda was a medieval queen of Catalonia, a region in Spain, and her name is still used there. Long and romantic, it would be a rare twist on the trend for El- names.
  12. Michiaki
    • Origin:

      Japanese
    • Meaning:

      "bright path, autumn path"
    • Description:

      Featured as a character name in several anime series.
  13. Elysant
    • Origin:

      English, Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "temple path"
    • Description:

      An intriguing medieval name found in various forms across Europe. Variants include Elisende, Elisenda, Elysande, Elisent and Helisent. It likely derives from a Visigothic name meaning "temple path".
  14. Elisent
    • Origin:

      English, Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "temple path"
    • Description:

      An intriguing medieval name found in various forms across Europe. Variants include Elisende, Elisenda, Elysant, Elysande, Elissent and Helisent. It likely derives from a Visigothic name meaning "temple path".
  15. Keala
    • Origin:

      Hawaiian
    • Meaning:

      "the path"
    • Description:

      In the Hawaiian language, Keala is a unisex name, perfect for families who love the great outdoors.
  16. Elissent
    • Origin:

      French, Germanic
    • Meaning:

      "temple path"
    • Description:

      An intriguing medieval name found in various forms across Europe. Variants include Elisende, Elisenda, Elysant, Elysande, Elisent and Helisent. It likely derives from a Visigothic name meaning "temple path".