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This is a very common middle name in my family. It's spelled two different ways: Lynn and Linn. Also, a girl I know spells her name Allyson Lyn.
-- mariej2  3/28/2005
I've seen Lynn used as a formal name.
-- gin_rummy  9/1/2005
Lynn is more feminine and elegant with an e at the end. You could be male without it.
-- Anonymous User  11/20/2005
My middle name is Lynn, I don't think the name looks good for boys, even though I don't like my middle name. But people sometimes call me Eri Lyn (air-e lin).
-- ericalynnluvsryan  11/24/2005
My middle name is Lynn, and I think it is a nice name. I saw that another meaning for it is "Clear Pool", which is very similar to the origin they give on the website, which is "Lake". It is meant to be a symbol of purity.
-- zebragirl  11/25/2005
Loretta Lynn is a famous country music singer.
-- breakofday  12/17/2005
Lynn was the name of the daughter on the 80's sitcom ALF.
-- Anonymous User  12/24/2005
In Sweden the form Linn is used.
-- Anonymous User  1/2/2006
I think the name Lynn is a beautiful middle name for any female.
-- classy  1/3/2006
Lynn is such a common middle name! I know a group of friends who all have the same middle name, just spelled differently (Lyn, Lynne, Lynn, etc).
-- Anonymous User  1/24/2006
Lynn Morris is a Christian author. She wrote the Creoloe Series and the Cheney Duvall MD series with her father, Gilbert Morris.
-- Anonymous User  1/30/2006
I'm English and my name is spelt Lynne. The name Lynne is only used for girls in this country although the variation Lynn is also a surname.
-- Lynne5  2/22/2006
Britney Spears' younger sister, Jamie Lynn Spears, is a famous bearer.
-- Anonymous User  4/7/2006
I think the name Lynn is great but prefer the Lynne spelling since that is how my middle name is spelt, Jennifer Lynne. Lynlee is also a pretty name.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
My favorite form of this name is Lynnelle.
-- Brenna  5/6/2006
I like this name quite a bit for a male. I just don't find it appealing for girls, but I'm probably biased because it's a family name (an uncle, cousin, and grandfather of mine all have this as their middle name).
-- Silversliver  6/6/2006
My middle name is Lynn, but when I'm doing a show, I drop my ethnic last name and it becomes my last. It's also my mother's nickname, but her original name is Lynelle, which I cannot find here.
-- nldaae  7/19/2006
Lynn is not just a Welsh term, but also Scottish and Irish. In Scottish placenames Linn can refer to a waterfall as well as a pool.
-- reniannen17  7/29/2006
This is Amy Lee's middle name.
-- dramaelf  8/7/2006
I don't know about "linn" meaning "waterfall" in Scotland and Ireland, but it does indeed mean "pool"; hence Dublin's original Gaelic name "Dubh Linn" (DOOV linn), meaning "Black Pool". "Linn" also means "age" (as in a period of time) or "era" in Irish and Scots Gaelic.
-- gaelruadh19  8/17/2006
Boring name, no offence.
-- Anonymous User  10/24/2006
This is my middle name. I love it. I like short and sweet names.
-- EgYpTiAn PrInCeSs  1/16/2007
Lynn may come from the Irish Gaelic name "Flynn," which means ruddy-complected.
-- sarahj  3/9/2007
I think this name is pretty, not overly used. However, I think it (and its alternative spellings) are getting to be common middle names for females.
-- CharlieRob  5/5/2007
Lynn was also used in Arthurian Legends. It is the abbreviation of Lynnette. Lynnette accompanied Sir Gareth on a knightly quest.
-- Anonymous User  7/24/2007
One of 3 protagonists in the GBA game Fire Emblem is named Lyn, the last of her tribe known as the Lorca, later in the game however, her real name is revealed to be Lyndis after finding that she was heir to grandfather's throne as marquis of Lycia. She is also the first female in the series to be in the "lord" class.
-- MetaRidley06  8/12/2007
Famous bearers:
Lynn University
Lynn, Massachusettes
Author Lynn Abbey
Singer Loretta Lynn.
-- Anonymous User  9/5/2007
My impression is that the name Lynn is only given to men in America. I can add to Lynne5's comment above about England - men are NEVER named Lynn in Australia either. (I was quite confused the first time I met a male Lynn!)
-- Nick81  3/23/2008
Also used in Ireland.
-- Dianna475  3/25/2008
Unlike Lee, which suits both sexes, this name sounds strictly feminine to me, and I can't imagine it on males. Just like Lee, this name is very plain, minimalist, and dull, and totally overused as a middle name. It seems to be the middle name of every other girl or woman from the Bible belt. That has also kind of ruined it for me.
-- slight night shiver  4/28/2008
My middle name is Lynn, and I don't much care for it. It sounds like an old lady name. Fortunately enough I don't have to be reminded of the fact that it's my middle name very often, however it does work well with my first name (Samantha). I suppose it could have been worse - I could have been named Samantha Jo. Yikes - that's just so white trash.
-- sammyh88  6/12/2008
Too many people have this as their middle name. I think it's really boring.
-- snickerdoodle  8/21/2008
Many people think Lynn a good middle name, personally I think it's a lovely first name.
-- 77naida  9/10/2008
Lynn Harrell is a famous cellist (male).
-- Kosta  1/30/2009
Not a very common first name but a bit overused as a middle name sort of like Marie. Personally I think Lynn is a pretty name.
-- neverendingstory  5/1/2009
Lynne with an 'e' is a lovely first name but like some other people here have said, I get sick of seeing it and its variations as middle names. Waaaay too overused. Have some originality people!
-- Anonymous User  12/27/2009
Yawn. Used as a filler middle name, like Marie or Anne.
-- Aureliano  1/16/2010
Possibly a shortened form of Lyndsay.
-- tessareea1  6/16/2010
A famous bearer is actress Lynn Collins (born 1 June 1979). She's best known for her roles as Portia in the film "The Merchant of Venice" and Kayla Silverfox in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine".
-- AndrewJKD  7/2/2010
This is my mum's name. I love how short and sweet it is.

I also knew an older man with the name, so I've always known it as unisex.
-- alicehartley4884  7/17/2010
The late Lynn Redgrave (1943-2010), film and stage actress, is a famous bearer of this name. A member of the Redgrave acting family, she is best remembered for her performances in such films like "Georgy Girl" and "Gods and Monsters"; for both she received Academy Award nominations. She was also a breast cancer awareness advocate, before she succumbed to the disease earlier this year on May 2nd.
-- aamn1  8/13/2010
Steven Lynn Beshear: governor of Kentucky.
-- Zinha  8/17/2010
This is my middle name and I hate it. Besides the fact that it's boring and overused as a middle name, I also really don't like the sound of it. It just sounds really unpleasant to me and it feels unpleasant on my tongue when I say it out loud.
-- Anonymous User  10/26/2010
I don't really like the name, but I read that one meaning of Lynn is waterfall, which is lovely.
-- fairy lights  10/26/2010
The name Lynn also is short for Linda, which in Spanish is the word for "Beautiful".
-- CalypsoG  12/17/2010
This has been used as a common middle name for girls in recent years.
-- Anonymous User  5/26/2011
Stevie Nicks' real name is Stephanie Lynn Nicks.
-- Ryry1996  5/26/2011
Ick. Talk about an overused middle name. I've only met one girl named Lynn. This is my middle name. And I hate it. However, it pairs nicely with my name. I like Lynne more.
-- blondieboo629  8/2/2011
Lynn Russell Chadwick CBE (24 November 1914 – 25 April 2003) was a British sculptor.
-- Anonymous User  12/3/2011
Lynn is my middle name. Yes, it is common. But I love it anyway. It makes me feel refreshed. It is beautiful in its simplicity. "Common" doesn't always mean "bad." Names often become popular exactly because there is something very likeable about them... Anyhow, the name Lynn reminds me not only of a crystal waterfall, but also of a glass of refreshing lemonade in the summer. I am glad to have Lynn as my middle name, and would also be pleased to have it as a first name.
-- linden-tree-murmur  3/9/2012
Lynn is my middle name. I think it is incredibly unimaginative and common. If I used my middle name more, I would change it.
-- littles  4/19/2012
I think really it should only be female.
-- SEC908  10/7/2012
I am sorry for the MEN and women who have this, because I don't like it very much! It's no Bertha, but it's definitely not an Ava, either.
-- SEC908  12/23/2012
Actress Lynn Fontanne (1887-1983).
-- moonbaby9307  12/29/2012
Though a very popular suffix to names nowadays, Lynn as a full name is very uncommon in the United States. It was only given to 90 baby girls born here in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/18/2013
Overused as a middle name. I hate it.
-- Buneary  9/1/2013
American actress Lynn Cohen (b. 1933). I loved her in "Manhattan Murder Mystery" (as Lillian House) but she's been in many other films since and is a Broadway star.
-- Just Jonquil  2/15/2014
My middle name is Lynn. I quite like it!
-- Chels.  4/4/2014
Nice, simple and I love the beautiful meaning "lake". :)
-- LoveHeartKawaii  8/9/2014
Famous bearer is Lynn Holly Johnson (born December 13, 1958), former professional figure skater and actress. She is best known for her role as Alexis Winston in the film, "Ice Castles."
-- jessica311  8/9/2014
WHY DOES THIS SITE HAVE IT LABLED AS UNISEX? JUST WHAT THE ACTUAL HECK?
LYNN IS A FEMALES NAME.
YOU WANT A MALES VERSION GO WITH LIKE FRANKLIN ETC
This is my middle name and I assure you, it's not unisex. Any male with this name would get laughed at where I'm from.
-- Anonymous User  8/12/2014

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