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What does Linda mean?

Linda \l(i)-nda, lin-da\ as a girls' 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 variants: Lin, Lindalee, Lindee, Lindey, Lindi, Lindie, Lindira, Lindka, Lindy, Linn, Lyn, Lynda, Lynde, Lyndy, Lynn, Lynnda, Lynndie and Lynne.

For more information, see also related girl names Adelinde, Alinda, Arlinda, Barinda, Calandra and Derinda.

Linda has 23 more different forms via Belinda, Melinda: Bel, Belenda, Belindra, Belle, Bellinda, Bellynda, Belynda, Bindy, Linnie, Maillie, Malina, Malinda, Malinde, Mallie, Mally, Malynda, Mandy, Melina, Melinde, Meline, Mellinda, Melynda and Velinda.


Linda is a very prominent first name for women (#3 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#26078 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Linda for girls. Linda reached its top position of #2 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is presently at #615. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Linda name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Linda outside U.S.

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Linda and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Linda (#615 last year) are Belinda, Belle, Lindy, Linn, Linnie, Lyn, Lynda, Lynn, Lynne, Malinda, Mallie, Mandy, Melina (#598 last year) and Melinda. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4195%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.0525%, down 87.5%), with versions such as Belinda, Linda, Malinda, Mallie and Mandy becoming somewhat dated. Melina (#598) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Belinda, Belle, Linda, Lindy, Linnie, Lyn, Lynda, Lynn, Lynne, Malinda in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mallie, Mandy, Melina, Melinda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Linda, Linn, Melina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Linda is pronounced similarly to Leanda, Lenda, Leonda, Luanda, Lundy and Lyndi. Other suggested similar baby names are Cinda, Hinda, Lida, Lina, Lind, Linea, Linet, Linna and Minda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Linda.