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I can see this name more for a girl than a boy. A really nice middle name choice, as a first name I prefer it to be pronounced lay-nee.
sardine  1/30/2018
"Parents... don't let your child be named Layne... Especially if it's a boy..."
I forget who sang it but it still rings true.
angolmois  12/4/2017
I love everyone using this in honor of Layne Staley and would love to use it for a middle name someday.
Jack27  8/9/2017
The name Layne was given to 337 boys born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Layne are female.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
I think this name is better on a girl, but it's nice either way.
Tatumarore  3/24/2017
My name is Layne and I am a girl. I have met four people in 36 years that share my name spelled with a "y". Two were male and two were female and all pronounced it "lane" as if rhyming with train or rain. I believe the most common meaning for my name is "from the narrow road", which is also the definition for a lane you drive on.
LCE80  1/30/2017
I have noticed more and more people considering Lane for a boy and the spelling Layne for a girl as if the 'Y' somehow feminizes it.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2016
I named my son Layne in 2003 after Layne Staley from Alice n Chains. We always call him Layney. It is uncommon and it suits him very well.
Ness11  11/4/2016
I love this name because of Layne Stanley.
Chrila96  10/10/2010
Very nice name! I'm thinking about giving it as a middle name for my future son.
Chrila96  7/28/2010
Can also be pronounced as Lay-nee. I have a friend who's legal name is this and pronounced this way.
wbbuff  7/14/2010
What a beautiful name for a guy. It is delicate and masculine in the same time. Moreover, it reminds me of Layne Staley, one of the best singers of our time.
hurtreliefhurt  6/14/2009
Layne Beachley is an Australian surfer, who has won the World Championship several times.
katis  7/27/2008
This is my dad's as well as my uncle's name. They are the only Layne's I know, and I think it suits them. The name seems different, like it's not the same name when we're talking to or about them.
stickitgrl87  6/26/2007
The only Laynes I know are girls.
bibi66  5/18/2007
In the book I'm reading (The Summer of Light by W. Dale Cramer), Layne is a woman.
― Anonymous User  4/24/2007
A bearer of this name was Layne Staley, who was the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the band Alice in Chains.
GuessWho  2/15/2007
"Arnold Layne" is a Pink Floyd song.
pink_floyd_fan  7/24/2006
Layne is pronounced LANE, as in "Down the Lane". Which is also one of the meanings. My cousin's name is Layne Weston.
qtofireland  7/18/2006

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