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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 girl names Adelinde, Alinda, Arlinda, Barinda, Calandra and Derinda.


Linda is a very popular first name for females (#3 out of 4276, Top 0%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#24475 out of 88799, Top 28%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Linda for girls (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Linda and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Linda (#615), Lyn, Lynn, Lynne, Lynda, Linn, Melinda, Belinda and Lindy. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Linda is also 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.