Meaning and Name Origin
Linnea \l(in)-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 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 prominent first name for females (#1625 out of 4276, Top 38%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Linnea for girls. Linnea entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #832 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Linnea is alike in pronunciation 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 frequently used than Linnea.