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Meaning and name origin

Lyn \l-yn\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Lyn), is of Spanish and English origin, and the meaning of Lyn is "pretty". Lyn 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 has 3 variant forms: Lin, Linn, Lynne.


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 (2015 statistics).

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

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

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. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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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