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Linda meaning and name origin
Linda \l(i)-nda, lin-da\ as a girl's name is pronounced LIN-dah. It is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Linda is "pretty". Originally derived from "linde", a German name element referring to the lime tree. The name also existed as a part of other English names such as Belinda and Melinda. Actresses Linda Evans, Linda Hunt; singer Linda Ronstadt; journalist Linda Ellerbee; fashion designer Lindka Cierach.
Linda has 18 variant forms: Lin, Lindalee, Lindee, Lindey, Lindi, Lindie, Lindira, Lindka, Lindy, Linn, Lynda, Lynde, Lyndy, Lyn, Lynn, Lynne, Lynnda and Lynndie.
For more information, see also related names Adelinde, Alinda, Arlinda, Barinda, Calandra and Derinda.
Baby names that sound like Linda are Lenda and Lind.
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Popularity of Linda
Linda is a very popular first name for women (#3 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#24475 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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