Meaning and name origin
Lynette \l(y)-nette, lyn(et)-te\ as a girl's 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 information, see also the related girl name Lanetta.
Lynette is a very popular first name for females (#435 out of 4276, Top 10%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lynette for girls. Lynette reached its highest rank of #261 in the U.S. in 1960-1969. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lynette and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lynnette, Lynn, Lynette, Linette and Lanette. (2014 statistics).
Lynette▼ is also pronounced similarly to Lenette, Linnette, Lonette, Lunette and Lynnett. Other suggested similar baby names are Linetta, Lunetta, Lyzette, Nynette and Vynette. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lynette.