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Lyn (girl)

What does Lyn mean?

Lyn Pronunciation of Lyn [lyn] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Lyn) has its root in Spanish, and Lyn means "pretty; ruddy-complected". Lyn is a variant form of Linda (Spanish): originally derived from "linde". Lyn is also a variation of Lynn (English, Irish, Gaelic). See also Carolyn.

Associated with: pretty (beautiful).


Lyn has 3 variants: Lin, Linn and Lynne.

12 more related forms via Linda, Lynn: Lindi, Lindy, Lynae, Lynda, Lynde, Lyndel, Lyndy, Lynell, Lynlee, Lynley, Lynna and Lynnda.

Creative forms:
(female) Lann, Loin, ..

(male) Lyly, Lyne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lyn Presley (L.P.), ..

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)

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. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lyn name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Carolyn (#752 last year), Linda (#670), Lindy, Linn, Lynda, Lynell, Lynlee (#1904), 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 8 decades ago (usage of 7.15%) and is now significantly reduced (usage 0.04%, 99.4%), with versions like Lynda becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lyn, Carolyn, Linda, Lindy, Linn in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lynda, Lynell, Lynlee, Lynn, Lynnda, Lynne in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Lyn is alike in pronunciation to Laine, Lane, Layne, Lean, Leann, Lene, Leone, Liane, Liann, Luane and Luann. Other recommended names are Ayn, Cyn, Jyn, Lyna, Lys, Lyz and Wyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lyn.

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in meaning and etymology.