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.
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.
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)
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)
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.