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Meaning and Name Origin

Linette \l(i)-nette, lin(et)-te\ as a girls' name is pronounced LIN-et. It is of Welsh and Old French origin, and the meaning of Linette is "idol; linnet, a small songbird". Probably a variant of Lynette.


Linette has 10 variants: Lanette, Lenette, Linet, Linetta, Linnet, Linnette, Lonette, Lynette, Lynnet and Lynnette.

For more information, see also related girl names Lin and Eluned.

Linette has 5 more related variations via Lynette: Linett, Lynelle, Lynessa, Lynett and Lynetta.


Linette is a very popular first name for females (#1814 out of 4276, Top 42%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the birth name popularity of Linette for girls. Linette entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #861 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Linette and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Linette appearing in the Top 1000 are Lanette, Lynette and Lynnette. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and have become significantly less widespread since, with the forms Lynette and Lynnette becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lanette, Linette, Lynette, Lynnette in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Linette is alike in pronunciation to Lunette. Other recommended similar baby names are Finette, Ginette, Lanetta, Lisette, Lizette, Lunetta, Minette, Ninette and Vinette. These names tend to be less commonly used than Linette.