Given Name LYNN

GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: LIN  [details]

Meaning & History

From an English surname which was derived from Welsh llyn "lake". Before the start of the 20th century it was primarily used for boys, but it has since come to be more common for girls. In some cases it may be thought of as a short form of LINDA or names that end in lyn or line.
VARIANTS: Lindy, Linnie, Lyn, Lynne, Lyndi, Lynna
FEMININE FORMS: Lyn, Lynne, Lynette, Lynna, Lynnette
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Linda, Linza (Ancient Germanic), Linda (Czech), Linda (Danish), Linda (Dutch), Linda (Finnish), Linda (French), Linda (German), Linda (Hungarian), Linda (Icelandic), Linda (Italian), Linda (Latvian), Linda, Linn (Norwegian), Linda (Slovak), Linda, Linn (Swedish)


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Entry updated November 18, 2011