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What does Lynn mean?

Lynn \l(y)-nn\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Lynn) is pronounced lin. It is of English origin. Variant of Flann (Irish, Gaelic) "ruddy-complected". 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.


Lynn has 17 variants: Lin, Linell, Linn, Linnell, Lyn, Lynae, Lyndel, Lyndell, Lynell, Lynelle, Lynette, Lynlee, Lynley, Lynna, Lynne, Lynnelle and Lynnett.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Ashlynn, Brandilyn, Bryn, Brynn, Evelyn, Mandoline, Marilyn, Marlin, Rosalyn, Zolynn and Madeline.

Lynn has 36 more related forms via Kaylyn, Linda: Kaelene, Kaelin, Kaelyn, Kaelynn, Kailan, Kaileen, Kailene, Kailin, Kailyn, Kailynne, Kalan, Kalen, Kalin, Kalyn, Kalynn, Kaylan, Kaylanne, Kayleen, Kaylen, Kaylin, Kaylinn, Kaylynn, Kaylynne, Lindalee, Lindee, Lindey, Lindi, Lindie, Lindira, Lindka, Lindy, Lynda, Lynde, Lyndy, Lynnda and Lynndie.

Lynn has 1 masculine form: Linn.


Lynn is a very popular first name for females (#166 out of 4276, Top 4%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#862 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Lynn for girls. Lynn was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #67 in the U.S. during 1950-1959, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Lynn and corresponding names. Ashlynn (#323 in 2014), Bryn (#965), Brynn (#261), Evelyn (#16), Kaelyn (#574), Kaelynn (#999), Kailyn (#511), Kalyn, Kaylan, Kayleen, Kaylen, Kaylin (#547), Kaylyn, Kaylynn (#642), Linda (#615), Lindy, Linn, Lyn, Lynda, Lynette, Lynne, Madeline (#89), Marilyn (#405) and Rosalyn (#985) are the prominent variation forms of Lynn. This girl name reached the top of its popularity during the years 1950-1959 and is somewhat less popular today, with forms like Kaylen, Kaylyn, Linda, Lynn and Lynne falling out of style. The trendier baby names in this compilation are Ashlynn (#323), Brynn (#261), Evelyn (#16), Madeline (#89) and Marilyn (#405), with Evelyn and Madeline going through a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ashlynn, Bryn, Brynn, Evelyn, Kaelyn, Kaelynn, Kailyn, Kalyn, Kaylan, Kayleen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kaylen, Kaylin, Kaylyn, Kaylynn, Linda, Lindy, Lyn, Lynda, Lynette, Lynn in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lynne, Madeline, Marilyn, Rosalyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Evelyn, Linda, Linn, Madeline outside U.S.

Similar Names

Lynn is alike in pronunciation to Lane, Layne, Leann, Lene, Liann and Luann. Other suggested similar baby names are Lana, Lani, Lanna, Lanny, Lena, Lenna, Leyna, Lina, Linna, Lona, Loni, Lonna, Lonni, Luna, Lyna, Lynah, Lynea, Lynnae, Lynnea, Rynn and Wynn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Lynn.