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Lin meaning and name origin
Lin \lin\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Lin), is pronounced lin. It is of Chinese and English origin. Family name in Chinese. In English, short form for names like Linden and Linette.
For more information, see also related names Linda and Lynn.
Baby names that sound like Lin are Lina, Lyn and Linn. Other similar baby names are Liz, Lib, Win, Lia, Lil, Lind, Liv and Min.
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Popularity of Lin
Lin is a very popular first name for women (#1923 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1447 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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