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Meaning and name origin
Lyn \l-yn\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Lyn), means "pretty" and is a variant of Linda (Spanish): originally derived from "linde", a German name element referring to the lime tree. Also a variant of Lynn (English): variant of Flann (Irish, Gaelic) "ruddy-complected". See also Carolyn.
Lyn is a very popular first name for females (#1170 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#26331 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lyn for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lyn and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Carolyn, Linda, Linn, Lyn, Lynn and Lynne. (2014 statistics).
Lyn is also pronounced similarly to Lane, Layne and Lene. Other suggested similar baby names are Ayn, Cyn, Lana, Lani, Lena, Leyna, Lina, Lona, Loni, Luna, Lyna, Lynae, Lynah, Lynea, Lynna, Lys, Lyz and Wyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lyn.
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