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Meaning and name origin

Linn \l(i)-nn\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Linn), is of Old English origin. Possibly refers to flax, as in Linus, or to linden trees, as in Lindsay. Rare and easily confused with the girl's name Lynn.

Linn has 4 variant forms: Lin, Linnie, Lyn and Lynn.


Linn is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2283 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Linn and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lindsay, Linus, Lyn and Lynn. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lindsay, Linus, Lyn, Lynn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Linn is also pronounced similarly to Laine, Lane, Len, Lenn, Leon, Lion, Lon, Lonn, Lonne, Lunn and Lyon. Other suggested similar baby names are Finn, Lanny, Lenny, Liam, Linc, Lind, Link, Lino, Lioni, Lionni, Lonny and Winn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Linn.


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