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Lainey Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \la(i)-ney\
Number in U.S 👶 10,000
Rate in 2021 734
Numerology 🔢 3
Name origin 🌍 French

Lainey : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

Lainey is a modern diminutive of Elaine which is itself the Welsh form of Helen, from the Greek Helene. Helen, of course, was the famous beauty of the Trojan War story in Greek mythology. There are two possible etymologies of this Greek name. One, it is a form of "Helios", which is the Greek word for "sun", so Helen is thought to mean "ray of light" or "sunbeam". Second, it could originate from the Greek word for “Greek” (Hellen), but this is not very widespread (think: Hellenistic culture of ancient Greece). Given the legendary beauty of Helen of Troy (the face that could launch a thousand ships), a ray of sunshine or rays of light seems much more etymologically appropriate. (For more information, see Helen's name) In any case, this ancient name of Greek origin produced many variations in different languages ​​throughout Europe, such as Helen, Hélѐne, Ellen, Elaine, Eleanor, Ella, and even Nell. Laney and Lainey developed as modern English diminutives of Elaine.


Lainey first appeared on the American female naming charts in 2003 and is only slightly less popular than Laney. Somehow the Lainey spelling which adds the “i” feminizes this name a bit more. She is a new pretty coin and a very casual form of Elaine, which is why Lainey comes across as modest and casual. The name has risen up the charts but, like Laney, is not particularly popular or in common use. Ella is a comfortable, simple and pretty girl's name of two syllables. It is strong and modern, with a bit of “sunlight”.

The motto of the name Laney and eights in life is: “I am the best!”

The ruling planet for Laney's name is Saturn.

The zodiac sign for the name Laney is Leo, Scorpio and Pisces.

Talisman stones for the name Laney are calcite, cinnabar, coral, dioptase, ivory, black lignite, marcasite, mika, opal, selenite, serpentine, smoky quartz.

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11/25/2022 5:27:10 PM

My name is actually Lainey!It's a really fun and cool name.It totally suits my personality as well.Really joyful and happy.I love this name especially since It's unique.???

1/8/2022 12:52:30 PM

well my name is laisha johnson and i love my name'so much i think my mum named me this because she wanted my name to be a bit like aisha (my cusin.)


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Lainey?
The origin of the name Lainey is French.
*️⃣ How many people are named Lainey?
Almost 10000 people are named Lainey.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Lainey?
The names of Robert, Alana, April, Tayler, Laronda