Girl Baby Name

Lainey

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Quick Facts on Lainey

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Welsh
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 584
Pronunciation:
LAYN-ee
Simple meaning:
Ray of light; Sunbeam

Characteristics of Lainey

  • Communicative
  • Creative
  • Optimistic
  • Popular
  • Social
  • Dramatic
  • Happy

Etymology & Historical Origin - Lainey

Lainey is a modern diminutive of Elaine which in turn is the Welsh form of Helen, originating from the Greek Hēlēnē. Helen of course was the famous beauty of the Trojan War story in Greek mythology. There are two possible etymologies for this Greek name. One, it’s a form of “hēlios” which is the Greek word for “sun” so Helen is thought to mean “ray of light” or “sunbeam”. Secondly, it could have originated from the Greek word for “Greek” (Hellēn) but this is not widely held (think: Hellenistic culture of ancient Greece). Given the legendary beauty of Helen of Troy (the face that could launch a thousand ships), a sunbeam or ray of light seems much more fitting from an etymological perspective. (For more information, see the name Helen) 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.

Popularity of the Name Lainey

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 little bit more. It’s a pretty new coinage and a very casual form of Elaine, so Lainey comes across as unpretentious and informal. The name has risen on the charts but, like Laney, is not particularly popular or commonly used. It’s a friendly, simple and pretty two-syllable girl’s name. It is strong and modern with a bit of “sunlight”.
Popularity of the Girl Name Lainey
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Lainey

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    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Lainey

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  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Lainey

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Lainey

    Lyndsay and Lainey Lion in 'A' is for Armadillo (Jennifer Brasington-Crowley) - Lyndsay and Lainey Lion are orphaned lion cub sisters who live in the Animal Hospital at the Sunnyville City Zoo and Rehabilitation Center. They are eager to meet every visitor or patient who comes through the door. But what happens when that patient is a rock? Why would the doctors operate on a rock? Join Lyndsay and Lainey as they discover there is more to this armored visitor than meets the eye. Parents will delight in reading these smart books to their children, and preschoolers will love the vibrant, expressive illustrations. Beginner readers will love discovering new words and building their reading vocabularies. Advanced readers will have fun learning about animals and laughing along with Lyndsay and Lainey and their escapades. Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Lyndsay and Lainey Lion in 'B' is for Bat (Jennifer Brasington-Crowley) - Lyndsay and Lainey Lion are orphaned lion cub sisters who live in the Animal Hospital at the Sunnyville City Zoo and Rehabilitation Center. When a vampire bat comes to stay, Lynday and Lainey try all the tricks in the book to keep from becoming the bat s next victims. Will they make it until sunrise? Join Lyndsay and Lainey as they discover the difference between the myths and the truth behind the vampire bat! Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Lyndsay and Lainey Lion in 'C' is for Chimpanzee (Jennifer Brasington-Crowley) - Lyndsay and Lainey Lion are orphaned lion cub sisters who live in the Animal Hospital at the Sunnyville City Zoo and Rehabilitation Center. When a previous resident of the Animal Hospital returns for a visit, the sisters get more than they bargained for. Who is this hairy little person who talks to humans by moving its hands? Join Lyndsay and Lainey Lion as they discover it s not always as easy as 'monkey see, monkey do.' Recommended for ages 3-7.

  • Famous People Named Lainey

    Famous People Named Lainey

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  • Children of Famous People Named Lainey

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Personality of the Girl Name Lainey

The Three energy is powerful and enthusiastic. These personalities are cheerful, full of self-expression, and often quite emotional. They have an artistic flair and "gift-of-gab" that makes them natural entertainers. Their joyfulness bubbles over, and their infectious exuberance draws a crowd. The Three personality is like a child - forever young and full of delight. They are charming, witty, and generally happy people. The Three personality lives in the "now" and has a spontaneous nature. Threes seem to live with a bright and seemingly unbreakable aura that attracts others to them. In turn, they are deeply loyal and loving to their friends and family. Luck also has a tendency to favor number Threes.

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