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 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).
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).
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.