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See also: lane, låne, -lane, and łáne


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As an English surname, from lane; as an Irish surname, from several origins, including Laighin. See Lane.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A topographic surname, from Middle English for someone who lived in a lane.
  2. A patronymic surname, from Irish anglicised from various Irish surnames.
  3. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  4. A female given name.
  5. An unincorporated community in Idaho.
  6. A city in Kansas.
  7. An unincorporated community in Douglas County, Nebraska, taken from the surname.
  8. An unincorporated community in Oklahoma.
  9. A town in South Carolina.
  10. A town in South Dakota.
  11. (UK, informal, as "the Lane") The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
    • 1950, Basil Francis, Fanny Kelly of Drury Lane (page 37)
      It was a gala night at the Lane, with Charles Mathews coming over from Covent Garden []

Derived terms[edit]


  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Lane is the 216th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 134,227 individuals. Lane is most common among White (77.14%) and Black (16.88%) individuals.


German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Middle Low German lāne, from Old Saxon lana, from Proto-West Germanic *lanu. More at English lane.


Lane f (plural Lanen)

  1. A narrow road or driveway
  2. lane