Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. LIN-də(English) LIN-da(German, Dutch, Czech) LEEN-da(Italian) LEEN-DA(French) LEEN-dah(Finnish) LEEN-daw(Hungarian)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element lind meaning "soft, flexible, tender" (Proto-Germanic *linþaz). It also coincides with the Spanish and Portuguese word linda meaning "beautiful". In the English-speaking world this name experienced a spike in popularity beginning in the 1930s, peaking in the late 1940s, and declining shortly after that. It was the most popular name for girls in the United States from 1947 to 1952.

Related Names

VariantsLynda(English) Linde(Dutch) Linza(Germanic)
DiminutivesLindy, Linette, Linnie, Lyn, Lynette, Lynn, Lynne, Lynnette, Linnet, Linnette, Lyndi, Lynna(English) Linn(Swedish) Linn(Norwegian)
User SubmissionsLinda, Lindá

Name Days

Czechia: September 1
Estonia: June 25
Finland: April 15
Hungary: February 13
Latvia: April 30
Latvia: August 21
Norway: May 13
Slovakia: September 2
Sweden: June 20


Entry updated December 7, 2022