What does Lynn mean?
Lynn [lynn] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Lynn) is pronounced lin. It is of English, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Lynn is "ruddy-complected". Variant of Flann. The surname is also possibly of Old English and Gaelic origin, meaning "lake", "waterfall" or "pool", and probably would have been given to a family living near such a body of water. Sometimes used as a diminutive of Linda (Spanish) "pretty". Used especially as a middle name and as a feminine beginning or ending in many name blends, such as Kaylyn and Lynlee. Actress Lynn Redgrave.
1 masculine form: Linn.Creative forms:
(female) Lann, Lyne, ..
(male) Lylyn, Lynie, .. Middle name pairings:
Lynn Melani (L.M.), ..
How popular is Lynn?
Lynn is a very popular first name for females (#166 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#847 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Lynn reached its highest position of #67 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Ashlynn (#375 in recent rankings), Bryn (#1177), Brynn (#259), Evelyn (#15), Kalynn, Kaylyn (#1270), Linda (#670), Lindy, Linn, Lyn, Lynda, Lynell, Lynelle, Lynette, Lynlee (#1904), Lynnda, Lynne, Madeline (#90), Marilyn (#426) and Rosalyn (#1134) are the prominent variation forms of Lynn appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Lynn reached the top of their popularity during 1940-1949 (average #1111) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1396, ▼83%), with forms like Lynda becoming less in vogue. Evelyn has historically been popular among parents, although Brynn seems to be gaining favor too.
Lynn▼ is alike in pronunciation to Laine, Lane, Layne, Lean, Leann▼, Leanne▼, Leeann▼, Lene, Leone▼, Leyanne, Liane, Liann, Lianne, Louann, Luane, Luann▼ and Luanne▼. Other suggested similar names are Ann▼, Dyann, Elynn, Erynn, Glynn, Gwynn, Jann, Jenn, Lana▲, Lani, Lanna, Lanny, Lena▼, Leni, Lenna▼, Leyna, Lina, Lind, Linna, Lona▼, Loni, Lonna, Lonni, Luna▲, Lyda▼, Lyla▲, Lyna, Lynah, Lyndi, Lynea, Lynnae, Lynnea, Lynnet, Lynzi, Lynzy, Lyra▲, Lys, Lysa, Lyse, Lyz, Lyza, Lyzz, Nann, Ryann▲, Rynn, Wynn and Yann. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lynn.