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What does Linet mean?

Linet Pronunciation of Linet [linet] as a name for girls has its root in Welsh, and the meaning of the name Linet is "idol, shape; idol; linnet, a small songbird". Linet is an alternate form of Eluned (Welsh): from the older Welsh name Luned. Linet is also a derivative of Linette (Welsh, Old French).

Associated with: small (little), songbird (bird).


Linet has 11 variants: Lanet, Lanette, Lenette, Linnet, Linnette, Lonette, Lunet, Lunette, Lynette, Lynnet and Lynnette.

3 more related forms via Eluned, Linette: Elined, Linetta and Luned.

Creative forms:
(female) Lenet, Libnet, ..

(male) Lilen, Liren, ..

Middle name pairings:
Linet Devyn (L.D.), ..

How popular is Linet?

Linet is a rare given name for females but a somewhat popular last name for both adults and children (#132259 out of 150436, Top 88%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Lynnette, Lynette, Linette and Lanette are the popular variation forms of Linet (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Lanet, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Linet was common in the 1960s (median #634), but now, versions such as Lynette have become somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lanette, Linette, Lynette, Lynnette in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Linet and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Linet is pronounced similarly to Linett, Lynett and Lynnett. Other recommended names are Anet, Annet, Danet, Janet, Jinnet, Jonet, Laine, Lainey, Lane, Laney, Lene, Leneta, Liane, Libet, Lies, Lin, Lina, Linah, Lind, Linda, Lindee, Linden, Lindey, Lindi, Lindy, Linea, Linell, Linn, Linna, Linnea, Linsey, Linzee, Linzi, Linzy, Lirit, Lisbet, Lise, Lisel, Liset, Liseta, Liseth, Lizbet, Lize, Lizeth, Lonee, Luneth, Lynea, Monet and Riet. These names tend to be more frequently used than Linet.

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