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GenderFeminine & Masculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.LIN
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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.
Feminine FormsLyn, Lynne, Lynette, Lynna, Lynnette
Other Languages & CulturesLinda, 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   Contribute