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What does Lyna mean?

Lyna Pronunciation of Lyna [ly-na] as a name for girls is of Greek derivation, and the name Lyna means "sun ray; free man; palm tree". Lyna is a variant form of Alina (Greek): Slavic transcription of Helen. Lyna is also a derivative of Karolina (Slavic, Old German): transcription of Caroline. Lyna is also used as a derivative of Lina (Arabic, Latin).

Associated with: greek, sun, tree.


Lyna has 7 variants: Leena, Leenah, Leina, Lena, Lenah, Linah and Lynah.

5 more alternative forms via Alina, Karolina, Lina: Alena, Allyna, Alyna, Alynah and Alyne.

Creative forms:
(female) Lyni, Lyrna, ..

(male) Lylan, Lynai, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lyna Chanel (L.C.), ..

How popular is Lyna?

Lyna is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a somewhat prominent last name for all people (#150436 out of 150436, Top 100%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Lyna (not in Top 2000) are Alena (#596 the previous year), Alina (#172), Alyna (#1716), Alyne, Karolina (#1712), Leena (#1259), Lena (#272) and Lina (#857). Other forms, like Leenah, are uncommon. These relations of Lyna reached the peak of their popularity a century ago (median #1484) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1073, 38.1% less usage). Lena is more familiar than the rest, though Alena has grown popular as well over time, while Lena used to be popular. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alena, Alina, Alyna, Alyne, Karolina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Leena, Lena, Lina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lyna is pronounced similarly to Lanae, Lani, Lanna, Leana, Leeona, Lenai, Leni, Lenya, Leona, Leoni, Leonia, Liahna, Liana, Linnae, Lonee, Loni, Lonie, Lonna, Luana, Luanna, Luna, Luwana, Lynae, Lynea and Lynnea. Other recommended names are Agna, Bena, Byna, Chyna, Dina, Dyna, Ena, Hana, Hena, Jayna, Jena, Jona, Kena, Lane, Layla, Layne, Lene, Leya, Leyla, Liba, Lida, Lin, Linn, Liva, Lorna, Lyda, Lydah, Lygia, Lyla, Lyn, Lynda, Lynde, Lynn, Lynnda, Lynne, Lynzi, Lynzy, Lyra, Lysa, Lyza, Mona, Moyna, Nyna, Reyna, Tana, Vena, Vyna, Wina, Yana and Zyna. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lyna.

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