Meaning and Name Origin
Linnie \l(in)-nie\ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Linnie). Linnie's root is Latin, and the name Linnie means "sweet". Linnie is a form of Melinda (Latin): modern name coined in the 18th century from the word "melitus". Somewhat rarely used as a given name. A name suited for both women and men.
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 reached its highest rank of #234 in the U.S. then, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Linnie and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Linnie listed in the Top 1000 are Melina (#598 a year ago), Linda (#615), Mandy, Mallie, Melinda, Malinda, Lindy and Lynda. Adoption of these girl names reached its apex during the years 1880-1889 and has become significantly less since, with versions such as Linda, Mandy, Melinda, Mallie and Malinda becoming somewhat outmoded. Melina (#598) is the most chic name for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.