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I thought this was a variation of Lynn!
― Anonymous User  7/13/2006
Yes, it can be a variant of Lynn, usually. It can also be a nickname for Linzee, Lindsay, Lindsey, Linda, and so on. It's very beautiful. I'm going to name my daughter in the future Linzee, nickname Lin.
JoeyForever  2/11/2007
It also means "sing" in Sindarin.
― Anonymous User  5/9/2007
The name also means "quiet" in Romanian. It means "linen" in French and in Welsh. In Welsh it can also meen "knee" or "we meet."
― Anonymous User  6/16/2007
You don't pronounce this name like you do with "Lynn." It's pronounced Leeng in Chinese.
JungKyungSoon  4/13/2008
The character "林" with two trees actually means a grove or a copse. (A single tree is "木") If you looked up "forest" in a Chinese dictionary, the character you would get is "森" with three trees. 木, 林, 森. Tree, grove, forest.
Dray  5/18/2008
My friend's name is Paulina and we call her Lin or Lina.
enchy  2/28/2009
It is said that the emperor of China gave this surname to a commoner out of gratitude. He was given this surname because he lived in hiding in the forest for five years.
tillia  5/6/2009
This is better as a feminine name if it really does mean gem.
― Anonymous User  1/7/2011
Lin Bei Fong is a character from the series The Legend of Korra.
sunshinechild67  12/18/2012
In the book "The Glass Demon," the main character's nickname is "Lin," which is short for "Lindisfarne" (a name in which she utterly despises).
― Anonymous User  3/20/2014
I see this name as super masculine, mostly because of the actor Lin-Manuel Miranda. He's amazing.
actingfun  3/27/2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda, author and star of the musical Hamilton.
Peregrin Took  11/16/2016
Lin-Manuel Miranda also has this name.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2017
"Lin" can also refer to the Chinese name “霖", which means "timely rain" and pronounced [lín] in Chinese.
(I'm Chinese and this is part of my name).
qwertytewq  2/10/2018

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