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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 has 16 related variations via Melinda: Linda, Lindy, Lynda, Maillie, Malina, Malinda, Malinde, Mallie, Mally, Malynda, Mandy, Melina, Melinde, Meline, Mellinda and Melynda.


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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Linnie name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Linda, Lindy, Linnie, Lynda, Malinda, Mallie, Mandy, Melina, Melinda in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Linda, Melina outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.