What does Linn mean?
Linn /linn/ as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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.
(male) Lann, Line, ..
(female) Line, Linnsa, ..
How popular is Linn?
Linn is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#2714 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name statistics of Linn for boys. Linn reached its peak position of #1152 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not ranked at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Linn and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Linn appearing in the Top 2000 are Linus (#1149 the previous year), Linzy, Lyn, Lynn, Lino, Linnie, Lindsay, Lindy and Lin. Other forms, like Linos, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Linn reached its highest 74 years ago (average #1361) and is now much diminished (#1914, down 92.2%), with the form Lynn falling out of fashion.
Linn is alike in pronunciation to Laine, Lane▲, Layne▲, Len, Lenn, Leon▼, Leone, Lion, Lon▼, Lonn, Lonne, Lunn and Lyon. Other recommended names are Benn, Conn, Dann, Donn, Dunn, Eann, Fenn, Finn▲, Fionn, Flinn, Fynn, Glinn, Guinn, Gunn, Gwinn, Jonn, Kenn, Land, Lang, Lanny▼, Lenny, Liam▲, Lidon, Lief, Lige▼, Linc, Linden, Lindo, Lindon, Link, Linly, Linton, Lioni, Lionni (see Leon), Liron, Long, Lonny, Lorn, Mann, Penn, Quinn▲, Ronn, Vann, Vonn, Winn, Wynn, Yann and Zann. These names tend to be more frequently used than Linn.