Given Name LINDY

GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: LIN-dee  [details]

Meaning & History

Originally this was a masculine name, coming into use in America in 1927 when the dance called the Lindy Hop became popular. The dance was probably named for aviator Charles Lindbergh. Later this name was used as a diminutive of LINDA.
VARIANTS: Linnie, Lyn, Lynn, Lynne, Lyndi, Lynna
DIMINUTIVES: Lynette, Lynnette
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Linda, Linza (Ancient Germanic), Linda (Czech), Linda (Danish), Linda (Dutch), Linda (Finnish), Linda (French), Linda (German), Linda (Hungarian), Linda (Icelandic), Linda (Italian), Linda (Latvian), Linda, Linn (Norwegian), Linda (Slovak), Linda, Linn (Swedish)
Entry updated July 27, 2010