Other Forms FormsThomlyn (Manx), Tamalyn, Tamlyn, Tamalin, Tamilin, Tamlane, Tomlin, Tam Lien, Tam-a-Line, Tam Lane, Tambling
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Contributor Contrib.kathleen on 8/11/2008
Diminutive of TAM. Tam Lin was the subject of an Anglo-Scottish border ballad (first recorded in 'The Complaynt of Scotland', 1549), a man abducted by the Queen of the Fairies and rescued at long last by his true love.