Given Name LINUS

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Λινος (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: LIE-nəs (English), LEE-nuws (German, Swedish)  [details]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Λινος (Linos) meaning "flax". In Greek legend he was the son of the god Apollo, who accidentally killed him in a contest. Another son of Apollo by this name was the music teacher of Herakles. The name was also borne by the second pope, serving after Saint Peter in the 1st century. In modern times this was the name of a character in Charles Schulz's comic strip 'Peanuts'.
VARIANTS: Linos (Greek Mythology), Linos (Ancient Greek)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Lino (Galician), Lino (Italian), Linas (Lithuanian), Lino (Portuguese), Lino (Spanish)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017