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, 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.
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 (#847 out of 150436, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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 appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.3181%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2427%, down 23.7%), 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.