Meaning and Name Origin
Lynette \l(y)-nette, lyn(et)-te\ as a girls' name is pronounced le-NET. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Lynette is "nymph; idol". French variant of an ancient Welsh given name, Eluned. Its first use was by 19th-century British poet Tennyson, for a character in "The Idylls of the King". The name looks similar to Lynn. In the Arthurian tales, Lynette accompanied Sir Gareth on a knightly quest.
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Lanetta.
Lynette▼ has 22 more related variations via Eluned, Lynn: Eiluned, Elined, Lanet, Lin, Linell, Linet, Linn, Linnell, Luned, Lunet, Lunette, Lyn▼, Lynae, Lyndel, Lyndell, Lynell, Lynlee, Lynley, Lynna, Lynne▼, Lynnelle and Lynnett.
Lynette is a very prominent first name for women (#435 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Lynette for girls. Lynette entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex position of #261 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the girl name Lynette and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Lynette rated in the Top 1000 are Lynn, Lynne, Lynnette, Lyn, Linette, Linn and Lanette. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1960-1969 and is now significantly less, with the forms Lynnette, Lynne, Lynn, Lynette and Lyn falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Lynette▼ is pronounced similarly to Lenette, Linnette and Lonette. Other recommended similar baby names are Linetta, Lunetta, Lyzette, Nynette and Vynette. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lynette.