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What does Linnea mean?

Linnea Pronunciation of Linnea [lin-nea] as a girls' 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 in reference to a small blue flower. Literary: there is a character named Linnea in a popular series of children's books by Christian Bjork.

Associated with: scandinavian, small (little), pink (red), mountain, flower, blue.


Linnea has 9 variants: Lenae, Linea, Linna, Linnae, Linnaea, Lynae, Lynea, Lynnae and Lynnea.

Creative forms:
(female) Linne, Lunnea, ..

(male) Lince, Linny, ..

Middle name pairings:
Linnea Marisa (L.M.), ..

How popular is Linnea?

Linnea is a very prominent first name for females (#1625 out of 4276, Top 38%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Linnea entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #892 in the U.S. in the 1940s, and is at #1330 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Linnea name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other prominent variation form of Linnea (#1330 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000 is Linna. These forms of Linnea are at the height of their popularity today (usage of 0.01%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Linnea, Linna in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Linnea is alike in pronunciation to Laina, Lainey, Lana, Lanae, Lanie, Lannah, Lannie, Lanny, Layney, Leena, Leiana, Leina, Lena, Lenya, Leona, Leyna, Lianna, Lina, Linah, Lona, Lonni, Lonnie, Luana, Luanna and Lyna. Other suggested similar names are Ginna, Ginnee, Hinna, Jinna, Jinnea, Jinnee, Jinnet, Kinna, Laine, Lane, Layne, Leanne, Leianne, Lene, Leone, Liahne, Liane, Liann, Lianne, Lin, Linda, Lindee, Linden, Lindey, Lindka, Lindsea, Linet, Linn, Linnell, Linnet, Linsey, Linzee, Litsea, Litzea (see Liza), Luane, Luanne, Lunneta, Lynn, Lynnda, Lynne, Lynnet, Minna, Minne, Minnee, Winne, Zinnia and Zinnya. These names tend to be less frequently used than Linnea.

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