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What does Lynette mean?

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.


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

For more information, 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%) and a slightly less prominent last name for both adults and children (#143847 out of 150436, Top 96%). (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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lynette name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of 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 (usage of 0.4346%) and is now significantly less, with the forms Lyn, Lynette, Lynnette, Lynne and Lynn falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lanette, Linette, Lyn, Lynette, Lynn, Lynne, Lynnette in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.