What does Linda mean?
Linda [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.
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(male) Linlo, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Linda?
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)
Linda reached its top position of #2 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, and is presently at #670. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Linda (#670 last year) are Arlinda, Belinda (#1263 last year), Calandra, Lindy, Linn, Linnie, Lyn, Lynda, Lynn, Lynnda, Lynne, Malinda, Mandy, Melinda (#1381) and Velinda. These relations of Linda were popular with parents during 1940-1949 (median #989) and are now much less widespread, with versions such as Linnie becoming less trendy.
Linda▼ is pronounced similarly to Lawanda▼, Leanda, Lenda, Leonda, Luanda, Lundie, Lundy, Lyndee and Lyndi. Other suggested similar names are Anda, Cinda, Cynda, Gilda▼, Glinda, Hinda, Hynda, Jenda, Kenda, Laina, Lana▲, Landra, Lanna, Lauda, Leda, Leina, Lena▼, Lenna▼, Leoda, Leyda, Lia▲, Liba, Lida▼, Lidah, Lidia, Liesa, Ligia, Lilla▼, Lina, Lind, Linden, Lindon, Lindsea, Linea, Linet, Linna, Linnae, Linnea, Linzi, Linzy, Liora, Lisha, Lisia, Lissa, Lita, Livia▲, Livya, Liya, Lonna, Loyda, Lyda▼, Lynea, Minda, Nanda, Niada, Nilda, Olinda, Orinda, Randa, Rida, Ronda▼, Sanda, Vanda, Vieda, Zanda and Zenda. These names tend to be less commonly used than Linda.See names in meaning and etymology.