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Boy Names Ending with -lin

Lin ending baby names and what they mean, with 76 results. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity in the year 2004 (USAGE OF 0.5%) and are somewhat less widespread today (USAGE 0.27%, 46%), with names like Franklin becoming less fashionable. Braylin (#1028) is the most chic name for newborns among these, while Anglin (TOP 2%) and Melin (9%) are conventional -lin last names. Here is the list of -lin names for girls.

-lin names

Acelin - Cullin | Dallin - Jaylin | Joslin - Nalin | Newlin - Waylin

Acelin - Cullin

Derived fr. French language. "Noble." Unusual, but Acelin is comparable to common last names Amlin (UPPER 39%), Applin (18%), which also end with -lin. See also Ashlin.

Edlin, Edelin, Adlin
Forms of Edel. Root fr. Old German element. "Noble." Edlin (TOP 13%) and Edelin (66%) occur commonly as last names.

Allin, Alin, Ailin
Var. of Alan. Derived fr. Old German. "Precious." Altin is a slightly favored baby name.

Form of Antonio. Source fr. Spanish, Italian, Latin elements. Variant of Anthony .. Antolin is rare as a masculine name, appearing regularly (UPPER 18%) as a surname. See also Anatolio.


Form of Arlen. Origin fr. Gaelic element. "Pledge, oath." Arlin was popular as a birth name in the 1930s. See also Ardin.

Form of Ashley. Root fr. Old English word. "Ash meadow." Asplin (TOP 44%), Ashline (15%) are conventional last names. Gender-neutral name.


Derivative of German. "Borderline." Berlin grew in popularity in the 1910s. See also Berwin.


Var. of Braylen. Based on American language. Combination of Brayden and Jalen. Braylin is generally used as a boys' name compared to other versions.

Var. of Berlyn. Origin fr. German element. "Son of Berl." Burlin is rarely used as a children's name. See also Burlie.

Form of Cailean. Derivative of Scottish, Gaelic. "Pup, whelp." Cailan and Caillan are creative forms.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -lin names: Arlin, Berlin, Braylin, Carlin, Catlin

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -lin names: Colin, Collin


Form of Carollan. From Irish, Gaelic element. "Little champion." Carlin was favored as a baby name in 1992. Cross-gender use.

From Irish, Gaelic element. "Little champion." Also used for girls. Somewhat common as a birth name, Carlin is similar to the conventional Marlin.

Catlin and variants

Catlin, var. Kattlin, Katlin, Cattlin
Derived fr. Irish, Greek languages. "Pure." Cattlin, Katlin and Kattlin are more unique as baby names among the variations of Catlin.

Var. of Chamberlain. Source fr. Middle English language. "Chief officer of the household." Not Top 2000 name.

Chaplin, var. Chappelin
Derivative of Middle English. "Secretary." Not Top 2000 names.

Nicholas and variants

Collin1, Colin1
Var. of Nicholas. From Greek word. "People of victory." Popularly used, with usage of 0.199% for Colin and Collin as baby names in 2015, but lower than 0.24% a year ago.


Source fr. Irish, Scottish, Gaelic. "Young creature." Colin became less popular in 2015, dropping -32 positions as a baby name to reach #172. See also Cullin.


Based on Scottish word. "Young creature." Collin is a common (UPPER 61%) given name, and is found often (UPPER 7%) as a surname. See also Colwin.

Var. of Conlan. Derived fr. Irish, Gaelic. "Hero." Conlin is unusual as a children's name. See also Colin.

Var. of Cullen. Based on Irish, Gaelic. "Good-looking lad; handsome." Cullin is uncommon as a baby name. See also Cailin.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -lin names for boys.

1. Acelin - Cullin
Acelin, Edel [Edlin, Adlin, Edelin], Alan [Alin, Ailin, Allin], Antonio [Antolin], Arlen [Arlin], Ashley [Ashlin], Berlin, Braylen [Braylin], Berlyn [Burlin], Cailean [Cailin], Carollan [Carlin], Carlin, Catlin [Katlin, Cattlin, Kattlin], Chamberlain [Chamberlin], Chaplin [Chappelin], Nicholas [Colin, Collin], Colin, Collin, Conlan [Conlin], Cullen [Cullin]

Dallan [Dallin], Dallin, Dale [Dallin], Daylon [Daylin, Deylin], Devlin, Edwin [Edlin], Emil [Emlin], Evangel [Evangelin], Evelyn [Evelin], Flynn [Flin], Franklin [Francklin], Galen [Jalin, Galin, Gaylin], Gamble [Gamlin], Garland [Garlin], Glyndwr [Glin], Glen [Glin], Hamlin [Hamblin, Hamelin], Harlan [Harlin], Jalen [Jalin, Jailin, Jaelin, Jaillin], Jaylen [Jaylin]

Joss [Joslin, Josslin], Kaelan [Kalin, Kaelin], Karl [Karlin], Keelan [Keallin], Caolan [Keelin], Kellen [Kellin], Kirk [Kirklin], Laughlin [Loughlin], Lyndon [Lin], Linn [Lin], Llewellyn [Llwewellin], Mac [Macklin], Malin [Mallin], Marcel [Marcelin, Marcellin], Marlon [Marlin], Marland [Marlin], Maslin [Masslin], Mellen [Mellin], Merlin [Marlin], Nalin

Newlin, Nolan [Nolin], Olin, Olaf [Olin], Orlando [Orlin], Paul [Paulin], Rocky [Rocklin], Rocklin, Roland [Rollin], Roslin [Rosselin], Talon [Talin, Tallin], Tomlin [Tomalin], Thomas [Tomlin], Hugh [Ugolin], Verlyn [Verlin, Verllin], Wayland [Waylin, Weylin]

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