What does Lynn mean?
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.
Lynn has 1 masculine form: Linn.Kreatif forms: Lulynn, Lynnbo, Lynnlu. [more]
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)
Charted below is the baby name statistics 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. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Lynn and corresponding names. Ashlynn (#323 in recent rankings), Bryn (#965), Brynn (#261), Evelyn (#16), Kaylyn, Linda (#615), Lindy, Linn, Lyn, Lynda, Lynette, Lynne, Madeline (#89), Marilyn (#405) and Rosalyn (#985) are the prominent variation forms of Lynn appearing in the Top 1000. These relations of Lynn reached the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (average #503) and are somewhat less conventional today (#728, ▼45%), with forms like Kaylyn, Linda, Lynette, Lynn and Lynne falling out of style. Evelyn has historically been popular among parents, although Brynn seems to be gaining favor too.
Thinking of names?
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 baby 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.