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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. LIN-də(English)
LIN-da(German, Dutch, Czech)
LEEN-da(Italian)
LEEN-DA(French)
LEEN-dah(Finnish)
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Meaning & History

Originally a medieval short form of Germanic names containing the element lind meaning "flexible, soft, mild". 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.
VariantsLynda(English) Linde(Dutch) Linza(Ancient Germanic)
DiminutivesLindy, Linette, Linnie, Lyn, Lynette, Lynn, Lynne, Lynnette, Linnet, Linnette, Lyndi, Lynna(English) Linn(Swedish) Linn(Norwegian)
User SubmissionsLinda, Lindá

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