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What does Linnet mean?

Linnet Pronunciation of Linnet [lin-net] as a name for girls is a Welsh name, and the meaning of Linnet is "idol; linnet, a small songbird". Linnet is an alternate form of Linette (Welsh, Old French): probably a transcription of Lynette.

Associated with: small (little), songbird (bird).


Linnet has 9 variants: Lanette, Lenette, Linet, Linett, Linnette, Lonette, Lynett, Lynnet and Lynnette.

1 more relation via Linette, Lynette: Linetta.

Creative forms:
(female) Leonet, Linta, ..

(male) Linlen, Linte, ..

Middle name pairings:
Linnet Cali (L.C.), ..

How popular is Linnet?

Linnet is an uncommon first name for women. Linnet is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Linnet (outside Top 2000) are Lanette, Linette, Lynette and Lynnette. These forms of Linnet reached the peak of their popularity 6 decades ago (adoption of 0.07%), but now, forms such as Lynette have become less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lanette, Linette, Lynette, Lynnette in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Linnet is pronounced similarly to Lanet, Lunet and Lynnett. Other suggested similar names are Annet, Dennet, Ginnee, Jannet, Jennet, Jinnea, Jinnee, Jinnet, Jinnett, Leneta, Liane, Lianne, Libet, Lind, Linda, Lindee, Linden, Lindey, Lindi, Lindie, Lindy, Linea, Linn, Linna, Linnae, Linnaea, Linnea, Linnell, Linnie, Linsey, Linzee, Lisbet, Liset, Lizbet, Luned, Luneth, Lunneta, Lynde, Lyndee, Lynnda, Lynne, Lynnea, Minne, Minnee and Winne. These names tend to be more frequently used than Linnet.

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