Gender Masculine
Scripts Λίνος(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. LIE-nəs(English) LEE-nuys(Swedish) LEE-nuws(German)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Λίνος (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.

Related Names

VariantsLinos(Greek Mythology) Linos(Ancient Greek)
Other Languages & CulturesLino(Galician) Lino(Italian) Linas(Lithuanian) Lino(Portuguese) Lino(Spanish)


People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   wholesome   refined   strange   simple   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Austria: September 23
Denmark: September 23
Sweden: November 26


Entry updated December 7, 2022