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What does Lyn mean?

Lyn \l-yn\ as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Lyn). Lyn's roots are Spanish, English, Irish and Gaelic, and Lyn means "pretty; ruddy-complected". Lyn is a variant of Linda (Spanish): originally derived from "linde". Lyn is also a variation of Lynn (English, Irish, Gaelic). See also Carolyn.


Variations

Lyn has 3 variants: Lin, Linn and Lynne.

Lyn has 26 more related forms via Linda, Lynn: Lindalee, Lindee, Lindey, Lindi, Lindie, Lindira, Lindka, Lindy, Linell, Linnell, Lynae, Lynda, Lynde, Lyndel, Lyndell, Lyndy, Lynell, Lynelle, Lynette, Lynlee, Lynley, Lynna, Lynnda, Lynndie, Lynnelle and Lynnett.


Popularity

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. during 1950-1959, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Carolyn (#742 last year), Linda (#615), Lindy, Linn, Lynda, Lynette, Lynn and Lynne are the prominent variation forms of Lyn appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.6524%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.0714%, down 89%), with versions like Carolyn, Linda, Lynda, 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carolyn, Linda, Lindy, Lyn, Lynda, Lynette, Lynn, Lynne in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Lyn is alike in pronunciation to Lane, Layne and Lene. Other recommended similar baby names are Ayn, Cyn, Lana, Lani, Lena, Leyna, Lina, Lona, Loni, Luna, Lyna, Lynah, Lynea, Lys, Lyz and Wyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lyn.

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