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What does Lynette mean?

Lynette Pronunciation of Lynette [lynette] 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.

Associated with: nymph (goddess), ancient (old), 19th century, british (england), king (queen), arthurian (mythology), tales (literary).


Lynette has 10 variants: Lanette, Linett, Linette, Linnet, Lynelle, Lynessa, Lynett, Lynetta, Lynnet and Lynnette.

Affiliated girl name: Lanetta.

10 more relations via Eluned, Lynn: Lanet, Linet, Lunet, Lunette, Lynae, Lynell, Lynlee, Lynne, Lynnelle and Lynnett.

Creative forms:
(female) Linte, Lynettie, ..

(male) Lynetre, Lynetton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lynette Briella (L.B.), ..

How popular is Lynette?

Lynette is a very prominent first name for women (#435 out of 4276, Top 10%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#143847 out of 150436, Top 96%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Lynette entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its apex position of #244 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Lynette rated in the Top 2000 are Lynlee (#1904 last year), Lynn, Lynne, Lynnette, Lynetta, Linette, Lynell, Lynelle and Lanette. Other variants, like Lynnett, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Lynette was at its highest in the 1950s (median #1030) and is now significantly less, with forms such as Lynette going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lynette, Lanette, Linette, Lynell, Lynelle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lynetta, Lynlee, Lynn, Lynne, Lynnette in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lynette and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lynette is pronounced similarly to Lenette, Linnette and Lonette. Other recommended names are Anette, Annette, Arnette, Danette, Eyvette, Finette, Genette, Ginette, Janette, Jenette, Jonette, Junette, Lavette, Leneta, Linetta, Lisette, Lizette, Lorette, Lucette, Luneth, Lunetta, Lurette, Luzette, Lynde, Lyndee, Lynndie, Lysbette, Lyzbette (see Elizabeth), Lyzette, Manette, Minette, Nanette, Ninette, Nynette, Ornette, Renette, Ronette, Ryette, Tonette, Vinette, Vynetta, Vynette, Wanette and Wyette. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lynette.

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