User comments for Linnéa (Meaning / History Only)

The flower is Linnaea, not Linnea, pronounced li-NAY-ah, at least in the US.
earthnut  8/20/2007
Surnames were not used in Sweden in Linnaeus' time, so when his father enrolled at university he coined the Latinised (the language of academics) surname Linnaeus which referred to a big Linden tree which stood on the family property 'Linnagård' Hence the name could be taken to mean linden (lime) tree.
reniannen17  9/2/2007

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