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GenderMasculine
ScriptsΛινος Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.LIE-nəs English
LEE-nuws GermanSwedish
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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'.
VariantsLinos Greek Mythology Linos Ancient Greek
Other Languages & CulturesLino Galician Lino Italian Linas Lithuanian Lino Portuguese Lino Spanish

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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute