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Lynn meaning and name origin
Lynn \l(y)-nn\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 variant forms: Lin, Linell, Linn, Linnell, Lyn, Lynae, Lyndel, Lyndell, Lynell, Lynelle, Lynette, Lynlee, Lynley, Lynna, Lynne, Lynnelle and Lynnett.
For more information, see also related names Ashlynn, Brandilyn, Bryn, Brynn, Evelyn, Mandoline, Marilyn, Marlin, Rosalyn and Madeline. Baby names that sound like Lynn are Lyna, Lynne, Lyn, Linn and Lynna.
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Popularity of Lynn
Lynn is a very popular first name for women (#166 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#862 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Lynn for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Lynn with its variant forms and related girl baby names.