Meaning and name origin
Linnea \l(in)-nea\ as a girl's name is pronounced le-NEE-ah, le-NAY. It is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Linnea is "lime or linden tree". Also the name of a small pink mountain flower that was named after the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, inventor of the universally recognized system of classifying plants and animals. Swedish girls are given this name with a small blue flower in mind. Literary: there is a character named Linnea in a popular series of children's books by Christian Bjork.
Linnea is a very popular first name for females (#1625 out of 4276, Top 38%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Linnea for girls. Linnea reached its highest rank of #832 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).
Linnea is also pronounced similarly to Lanna, Lenna▼, Liana▲, Lianna, Lina▼, Linnie▼, Lonna and Lynna. Other suggested similar baby names are Jinnea, Liane, Lianne, Linn, Linnet and Lynne▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Linnea.