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Meaning and name origin

Linette \l(i)-nette, lin(et)-te\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Lenette, Lanette, Linet, Linetta, Linnet, Linnette, Lonette, Lynette, Lynnet and Lynnette.

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


Linette is a very popular first name for females (#1814 out of 4276, Top 42%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Linette for girls. Linette reached its highest rank of #861 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Linette and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lynnette, Lynette, Linette and Lanette. (2014 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 also pronounced similarly to Linett, Lunette and Lynett. Other suggested similar baby names are Finette, Ginette, Lanetta, Lisette, Lizette, Lunetta, Lynetta, Minette, Ninette and Vinette. These names tend to be less commonly used than Linette.