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Linda is actually banned in Saudi Arabia because Saudi government described it as being "too associated with the Western culture".
wh0sbad  7/10/2019
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Despite meaning "pretty" or "beautiful" in Portuguese, it is not a *common* name in Brazil. In fact, from the 1930s to the year 2000, 9672 people were named Linda. The peak of this name was in the 1990s, in which 1966 baby girls were assigned this name. It is the 938º most popular female name in Brazil.

Source: https://censo2010.ibge.gov.br/nomes
Rodrigo  6/25/2019
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Linda has various meanings. Beautiful, pretty, tender and soft. Wait, clean, birth and fertility. All great meanings for a beautiful woman.
― Anonymous User  6/15/2019
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Linda Fairstein- Author and former New York City Prosecutor who gained notoriety for vindictively assisting in the incarceration of the Central Park Five (four black teens and one Hispanic) for an alleged assault and rape on a female jogger back in 1989. After serving thirteen years the teens, by then adults, were released upon new evidence locating the real perpetrator (Matias Reyes) of the crime by DNA testing that was submitted from the aforementioned person who was serving three life sentences for murder. The Central Park Five were all released and cleared of all charges brought against them by 2003.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2019
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This is such a pretty, classic name. I'm a huge fan of the classic names such as Susan, Denise, Patricia, etc. Little kids can go by Lindy as well as a cute nickname. Much more pretty than Lindsay.
cnmuffintops  6/5/2019
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Linda is also a Zulu name used in South Africa, it's a unisex name meaning 'wait' in English. I'm not sure of it's origin.
Prod  5/6/2019
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The name Linda is the #1 trendiest name in American History.
― Anonymous User  5/1/2019
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Also Sorbian: https://hsb.wiktionary.org/wiki/Linda.
Frollein Gladys  4/30/2019
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Names like this are usually kind of boring (vintage names like Sharon, Ruth, Mary or Carol), but I've grown to find this one kind of pretty. At least most Linda's are happy with the fact that their name means pretty in Spanish, even though most of them are British!
― Anonymous User  3/21/2019
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Linda is a classy and old fashioned name. One of my favorite old fashioned girl names! It would be weird to see a girl of 2019 with this name unless she is above the age of 30, but it’s okay if younger females have this name. I think Linda sounds more like the name of a mom which is a cartoon stereotype. A lot of moms on TV have Linda as their name. I still love this name, but I wouldn’t use it. I’m using it for a character, if that helps!
― Anonymous User  1/19/2019
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Seems like a lot of Lindas I know don't like using the full name and go by the nickname of Lynn or even Lin.
― Anonymous User  12/25/2018
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I think Linda is pretty. It is a name from the 50s. Seems to have many definitions that people don't agree on, but I always heard it means "pretty" and I'm going to go with that, because I just lost my friend Linda and she had the most gorgeous huge smile.!
bevfromchitown  12/25/2018
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There certainly are a lot of different meanings for the name Linda and I would offer that the meaning comes from whether it is a stand alone name or a form of Belinda, Rosalinda, Melinda, or? A Spanish woman I knew put the letters Er in front of it, so.. Erlinda.
― Anonymous User  12/25/2018
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Also used in Poland.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2018
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In 2018, 63 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Linda who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 17th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
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Sounds very middle age-ish, like Susan.
kayisforkeen  9/20/2018
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Linda is a name, and it’s perfectly fine not to like it but I wanted to point something out. (1) Linda has variants like Lynda, and well that’s the only variant I could think of. Anyway let’s get back to out topic. Linda comes from roots, just like how you come from ancestors so I shall part with that being stated. (2) It’s very hypocritical to pick up for your name but bash other names on this site. I did that once on my name and I kinda regret it. (3) And before you say Linda is a “porn star name” just so you know, do you realize how many devil worshippers and porn stars have your name? So I shall part with that being stated.
Curious me  9/18/2018
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Linda isn't a bad name, it's just boring to me.
Luvbug86  9/15/2018
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I've known at least 4 Lindas... all unattractive more or less, but at least one went by the name Lynn, which seems a slight improvement.
Pizzalover7777  9/1/2018
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Never liked it, plain hard ugly sound in contrast to, say Melinda or Belinda.
― Anonymous User  9/1/2018
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Sounds like a mom's name.
thisnameshouldbegirl  8/26/2018
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Linda Reid is a character in the game Trauma Center. Derek Stiles saves her from GUILT.
Kitandkat  3/24/2018
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I like the spelling and the sound of this name. However, it's among the most popular English names for Chinese girls/women, so I will not use it. By the way, Hurricane Linda (1997) was the second-strongest eastern Pacific hurricane on record.
XYKLONE  3/2/2018
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Sounds ugly and middle aged.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2017
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Linda is honestly such a harsh, ugly sounding name popular with mainly only Asians nowadays.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2017
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Linda Lee Cadwell is an American teacher, best known as the widow of martial arts master and actor Bruce Lee. She was born in Everett, Washington, the daughter of Vivian R. And Everett Emery. Her family was Baptist and of Swedish, Irish, and English descent. She met Bruce Lee while she was attending Garfield High School, where Bruce came to give a Kung Fu demonstration; he was attending the University of Washington at the time. Eventually, she became one of his Kung Fu students when she was attending the University of Washington, studying to become a teacher.
cutenose  6/12/2017
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There's some pretty harsh comments on here about the name Linda.

Personally - I don't see anything wrong with it.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2017
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Linda Le is an American cosplayer, costumer, model, artist and Internet personality of Vietnamese descent. She is also known as Vampy Bit Me, or just Vampy or Vamp; "Vampy" is also a name she has given to her own fictional character persona.
cutenose  5/17/2017
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Linda Sembrant is a Swedish footballer. She plays as a defender for Montpellier of the French Division 1 Féminine, as well as for the Sweden women's national football team.
lilolaf  3/9/2017
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Linda Pétursdóttir is an Icelandic business woman and beauty queen who won Miss World 1988. Her website is http://www.lindap.is Linda was born in Húsavík and raised there and in Vopnafjörður. She won Miss Iceland on 23 May 1988 and Miss World that November.
cutenose  1/12/2017
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I used to actually not like this name, but it is starting to grow on me. I think it's simple and elegant.
DundiculutNicholas  1/2/2017
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Hungarian pronunciation: LIN-daw.
HerculePoirot  8/24/2016
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Linda Ejiofor (born Linda Ihuoma Ejiofor) is a Nigerian actress and model known for her role as Bimpe Adekoya in M-Net's TV series Tinsel. She was nominated in the category Best Actress in a Supporting role for her first feature film, The Meeting (2012), at the 9th Africa Movie Academy Awards.
lilolaf  5/30/2016
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Linda is the name of a character in Madame d'Aulnoy's fairy tale The Bee and the Orange Tree. She is a princess who tries to take the orange tree into her garden, not knowing that it's really an enchanted prince.
Buneary  1/25/2016
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Notable people:
Linda Barker, British television presenter
Linda L. M. Bennett, administrator and professor of political science at University of Southern Indiana
Linda Blair, American actress
Linda Bove, American actress
Linda Chung, Chinese-Canadian actress
Linda Clement, Scottish field hockey player
Linda Coffee, American lawyer famous for representing Jane Roe in Roe v. Wade
Linda Consolante, Canadian football (soccer) defender
Linda Darnell, American actress
Linda de Mol, Dutch entertainer
Linda Evans, American actress
Linda Evangelista, Canadian supermodel
Linda Fiorentino, Italian-American actress
Linda Grant (born 1951), British journalist and author, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction and nominee for the Booker Prize
Linda Gray, American actress
Linda Haglund, Swedish short-distance runner
Linda Hamilton, American actress
Linda Hogan (born 1947), Native American poet, storyteller, academic, playwright, novelist, environmentalist, and writer of short stories
Linda Hogan (TV personality), wife of Hulk Hogan
Linda Knowles, British high jumper
Linda Lampenius, Finnish violinist
Linda Lavin, American actress
Linda Liao, Taiwanese celebrity
Linda Lingle, governor of Hawaii
Linda Lovelace, American pornographic actress, later an anti-pornography activist
Linda Lusardi (born 1958), British actress, television presenter and former glamour model
Linda McCartney, first wife of Paul McCartney
Linda Olofsson, Swedish freestyle swimmer
Linda Papadopoulos, English-Greek psychologist
Linda Perry, an American singer, songwriter and record producer
Linda Pétursdóttir, Miss World from Iceland and businesswoman
Linda Ronstadt, American singer
Linda Schrenko, American politician from the state of Georgia
Linda Seppänen, Swedish singer and one of the contestants in Swedish Idol 2006
Linda Sheskey, American middle distance runner
Linda Smith (disambiguation), several people
Linda Staudt, Canadian long-distance runner
Linda Thompson (disambiguation), several people
Linda Tripp, a Pentagon employee involved in the Lewinsky scandal of U.S. President Bill Clinton
Linda Voortman, Dutch politician
Linda Wagenmakers (born 1975), Dutch singer
Linda Winikow (1940–2008), New York state senator
Linda Züblin, Swiss heptathlete.
HeartoftheOcean  12/14/2015
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I HATE this name. I hate everything about it. For instance, how can you see a little girl being called Linda?
mmkrocks  11/1/2015
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I never thought of Linda as a dated name, because I had a childhood friend named Linda (we were born in the early 1990s). It's a good name for a beautiful young girl.
― Anonymous User  10/5/2015
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The name is also rather common in Iceland. [noted -ed]
vadskajagtamigtill  6/14/2015
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Linda Belcher is a character on the animated sitcom "Bob's Burgers."
hkols  11/2/2014
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A beautiful, smart-sounding name. (^^)b.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2014
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It is also used in Latvia and is quite a popular name here. [noted -ed]
mikelsoneliene  4/12/2014
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Linda is a pretty good name. I like a lot of names that start with "L". Linda makes me think of this sour woman from a game I played but I still like it a lot. I like Lin more, and I absolutely LOVE Lynette. I would name my kid Lynette.
IronClocks  3/3/2014
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Linda (spelt just like that) is found in several Bantu speaking groups in east, south east and southern Africa. It means "wait".
― Anonymous User  11/25/2013
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American Broadway singer, Linda Eder (born February 3, 1961) is a famous bearer.
jessica311  5/21/2013
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Very dated. It makes me imagine a middle aged woman with a high pitched, grating, nasal voice. A woman with overdone hair and nails who has evenings mixing elaborate fruity drinks with her equally obnoxious and middle aged friends. A woman who watches Lifetime for serious. A woman who wears tacky lingerie and feels "sensual" while doing so. That's what the name Linda means to me.
treetops  3/11/2013
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I know an 18 year old named Linda and I find it very interesting. It sounds like an older person's name, but matched with such a pretty young girl, it's quite intriguing.
Liesl  7/18/2011
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Linda is not a Bulgarian name!
Gioiella  6/6/2011
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Linda doesn't sound old to me. It actually sounds more for a prissy, preppy girl :(
Schizofrenic  12/27/2010
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Also a feminine name in Croatia. [noted -ed]
goricar  8/22/2010
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Lynda Carter (correct spelling) was Wonder Woman in the 70's. Lynda Johnson was one of former U.S. President, Lyndon Johnson. Extremely popular (Linda being the more common spelling) in the 1940's and 50's in the US.
Jamesina  7/7/2010
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A famous bearer is American actress Linda Kozlowski (born 7 January 1958). She's best known for her female lead role in "Crocodile Dundee" in 1986.
AndrewJKD  7/3/2010
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Also a common name in Estonia. [noted -ed]
Britttu  6/5/2010
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This is a lovely name that I might consider for a future daughter. This was the first name of one my favorite teachers, so she emphasizes my fondness for this.
Black_X  5/8/2010
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Sure it is/was very popular and commonly used, but it's still a lovely name. I would name a child Linda.
― Anonymous User  12/27/2009
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Linda Balgord is an American stage actress, best known for performing as Norma Desmond in touring productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard", earning rave reviews. She also performed as Grizabella in the closing Broadway cast of "Cats", Mme. Dindon in "Le Cage aux Folles", and Queen Elizabeth in "The Pirate Queen". She also covered for Donna Murphy's Fosca in the 1994 production of "Passion", and for Patti LuPone's Rose in the 2008 revival of "Gypsy".
AndrewJKD  12/19/2009
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Actually, Linda does not mean "Beautiful" in Spanish, it simply means, "Pretty."
― Anonymous User  5/3/2009
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Linda means beautiful and I think it is a great name for kids to grow up with and it fits any age!
― Anonymous User  4/24/2009
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Linda Brent was the pen name of Harriet Jacobs in her autobiography Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. She uses the name Linda all throughout the book. This is my mother's first name, spelled Lynda, though she has always gone by her middle name, Michelle.
britto08  2/21/2009
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Polish-American actress and opera singer Linda Kozlowska, 7th January 1958, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
Emilie007  1/2/2009
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Gosh I absolutely hate this name! Can you say ugly?
― Anonymous User  12/6/2008
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I like this name, but so many women born in the Forties (including a great-aunt of mine) and Fifties have this name, so it will be played out for quite a while. Maybe in a few decades it will be usable again.
bananarama  10/6/2008
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I read a long time ago that in Old English -- which I might add is a totally different language than our English, King James's English is considered modern English -- that Linda meant lime tree.
bibleuser777  8/8/2008
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A famous bearer is DJ LaDiDa, a real name is Linda Štìpnièková. Web: http://www.discogs.com/artist/DJ+Ladida?anv=Ladida
Emilie007  8/6/2008
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Linda Downey is a character in the Heir Series, currently containing the Warrior Heir and the Wizard Heir. The Dragon Heir will be released August 12, 2008.
themoongirl  6/17/2008
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I'm fed up with this name, and it makes me think about rather mean girls and women. I can't think of any famous ones, but I've heard of them for sure.
slight night shiver  4/27/2008
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Linda Chen is a golf tournament director and is included in the book In Their Shoes by the author Deborah Reber.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
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Linda is also Czech, Slovak, Norwegian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Serbian, Croatian, German and Spanish form. [noted -ed]
Janika  10/17/2007
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Linda or linden is another name for lime tree. In Berlin there is a famous street called Unter den Linden (under the limes).

It's nice to believe that every girl's name means "beautiful", but there's nothing wrong with it being a tree.
jestingrace  8/6/2007
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Despite the association with the Spanish 'Linda' meaning beautiful, it's origin is almost certainly Germanic instead.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2007
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This is my mom's name so I think it is beautiful. And the meaning fits her well: Pretty!
CharlieRob  5/5/2007
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I love this name for someone. I feel that it shows someone that someone is brave. I live the name and I would love to name someone this name.
bandcamp2009  5/1/2007
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My mum's name is Linda, it's not a very common name although I have met a few. I like it, to me it's quite strong but feminine. However, I think it is a little formal.
daydreamer  4/4/2007
1
It's a bit old fashioned, but I think Linda is a lovely name, and as stated, it will probably become popular in a few years.
7up  2/15/2007
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The first picture that comes into my mind when hearing this name is a stoic, stern middle-aged woman. Something about the name carries a sharp edge to it.
Boaz  1/24/2007
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Linda actually means contiguous in Spanish.
― Anonymous User  12/1/2006
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Linda doesn't mean contiguous in Spanish. That'd be "linde".
― Anonymous User  9/21/2007
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There are authors named Linda Fairstein, Linda Howard, Linda L Richards, and Linda Ladd.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Linda here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  9/3/2006
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Two other actresses with the name "Linda" are Linda Fiorentino, who played Dr. Laurel Weaver in "Men in Black," and Linda Gray, known for her role as Sue Ellen Ewing on the '80's show "Dallas."
breakofday  8/30/2006
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The singer Linda Ronstadt. One of her hits is the rumba song "Quereme Mucho"!
iva_toneva  8/21/2006
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A famous bearer is Linda Darnell, a beautiful Hollywood actress of the 1940s and 1950s.
audreyhubley  8/5/2006
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I think it's a wonderful, awesome name!
amber monkey  7/13/2006
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My name is Lynda, but most people forget and call my Lydia. Over a hundred different people have forgotten my name and called me Lydia or Lisa. Any wonder I dislike my name. But it has grown on me about half way.
invisiblewatcher  6/12/2006
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"Linda" could be a short form of "Belinda" or "Melinda" too.
iva_toneva  5/10/2006
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This is another name that seems more for women who are currently in their 40s-60s, but I bet there will be plenty of baby Lindas in about 15 years.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2006
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Linda Cardellini ("Lindsay Weir" on Freaks & Geeks, "Nurse Samantha Taggart" on ER, and Velma in the Scooby-Doo movies) is a famous bearer, born Linda Edna Cardellini in 1975.
sharkycharming  5/10/2006
1
"Linda" could be also a short form of "Rosalinda".
iva_toneva  5/8/2006
2
I like my name very much, it is pretty but not prissy girly.
lindamaree  3/8/2006
1
Though Linda means "beautiful" in Spanish, the name is not associated with beauty in non-speaking Spanish countries.
alberto  1/7/2006
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Linda McCartney (wife of Paul) was a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2005
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Linda Carter is an actress famous for her role as Wonder Woman in the show of the same name.
breakofday  12/17/2005
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I think the name is okay. I have never really liked it, people call me Lindy a lot. My middle name is Katherine and it actually sounds good when you say them both. It was the name I was given at birth, and after my adoptive parents acquired me, they never changed it.
Emerald Eyes  11/6/2005
1
This name sounds to me beautiful for a girl, though when I've said it people said that it sounds like a female dog's name. Two famous bearers are actress Linda Darnell and model Linda Evangelista.
alberto  2/21/2005

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