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Gender: Female Meaning of Lainie: "bright shining one" Origin of Lainie: Diminutive of Elaine

The name Lainie is a girl's name meaning "bright shining one". Lainie and is often added to lists like Inspirational Baby Names That Mean Hope and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

Lainie is a nickname for Elaine that has been in the public eye via Lainie Kazan (that was her full given name), who was a popular singer in the 1960s and 1970s (she was Barbra Streisand's understudy in "Funny Girl"), and then became a motherly character actress. We still find Lainie a bit flimsy for a full first name.

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Famous People Named Lainie

Lainie Kazan, American actress and singer
Lainie Frasier, American voice actress
Lainie Marsh, American singer-songwriter

Pop Culture References for the name Lainie

Lanee, Lainy, Laney, Lainey, Lani, Lanie, Laini