What does Lyn mean?
Lyn /lyn/ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Lyn). Lyn's root is Spanish, and Lyn means "pretty; ruddy-complected". Lyn is a variant form, with the suffix -yn, of Linda (Spanish): originally derived from "linde". Lyn is also a variation of Lynn (English, Irish, Gaelic). See also Carolyn.
How popular is Lyn?
Lyn is a very prominent first name for females (#1170 out of 4276, Top 27%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#25775 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Lyn for girls. Lyn was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #599 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Carolyn (#742 last year), Linda (#615), Lindy, Linn, Lynda, Lynn and Lynne are the prominent variation forms of Lyn appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these forms of Lyn was more pronounced among parents during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.644%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 0.08%, ▼87.5%), with versions like Carolyn, Linda, Lyn, Lynn and Lynne becoming somewhat dated. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Lyn and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Lyn▼ is alike in pronunciation to Lane, Layne, Lean and Lene. Other recommended similar baby names are Ayn, Cyn, Lana▲, Lani, Lena▲, Leni, Leyna, Lina▼, Lona▼, Loni, Luna▲, Lyna, Lynah, Lynea, Lys, Lyz and Wyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lyn.