What does Linnie mean?
Linnie /lin-nie/ [2 sylls.] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Linnie). Linnie's root is Latin, and the name Linnie means "sweet". Linnie is an alternate form of Melinda (Latin). Lennie is a conventional surname.
How popular is Linnie?
Linnie is a very prominent first name for females (#1450 out of 4276, Top 34%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Linnie for girls. Linnie was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #234 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Linnie and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Linnie are Melina (#598 a year ago), Linda (#615), Mandy, Mallie, Melinda, Malinda, Lindy and Lynda. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4237%) and has become significantly less since (usage 0.0874%, down 79.4%), with versions such as Linda, Linnie, Lynda, Malinda and Melinda becoming somewhat outmoded. Melina (#598) is the most chic name for newborns among these. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Linnie▼ is pronounced similarly to Lanie, Lannie, Leonie▼, Linna, Linnae, Linnaea, Linnea, Lonie▼, Lonni, Lonnie▼, Luannie and Lynnae. Other suggested similar baby names are Binnie, Cinnie, Dinnie, Ginnie, Jinnie, Liane, Lianne, Lindie, Linn, Linsie, Lynne▼, Minnie▼, Sinnie, Vinnie▼ and Winnie▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Linnie.