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.
(female) Lann, Loin, ..
(male) Lyne, Lynon, ..
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. Demographics)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Lyn for girls. Lyn was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its highest position of #586 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Carolyn (#742 last year), Linda (#615), Lindy, Linn, Lynda, Lynell, Lynn, Lynnda and Lynne are the prominent variation forms of Lyn appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Lyn was more pronounced among parents 7 decades ago (usage of 7.15%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 0.04%, ▼99.4%), with versions like Lynda becoming less trendy.
Lyn is alike in pronunciation to Laine, Lane, Layne, Lean, Leann▼, Lene, Leone▼, Liane, Liann, Luane and Luann▼. Other recommended names are Ayn, Cyn, Lyna, Lys, Lyz and Wyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lyn.