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What does Linn mean?

Linn Pronunciation of 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, flax, trees


VARIANTS Lin, Linnie, Lyn, Lynn

OTHER FORMS VIA LINDSAY, LINUS Lind, Lindsy, Lindy, Lino, Linos, Linsay, Linsey, Linzy



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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)

Linn reached its peak position of #1152 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not ranked at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Linn name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular related forms of Linn appearing in the Top 2000 are Linus (#1251 THE PREVIOUS YEAR), Lin, Lindsay, Lindy, Linnie, Lino, Linzy, Lyn and Lynn. Other forms, like Linos, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Linn reached its highest 78 years ago (AVERAGE #1361) and is now much diminished (#1925, DOWN 92.5%), with the form Lynn falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Linn, Lin, Lindsay, Lindy, Linnie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lino, Linus, Linzy, Lyn, Lynn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Linn is alike in pronunciation to Laine, Lane, Layne, Len, Lenn, Leon, Leone, Lion, Lon, Lonn, Lonne, Lunn and Lyon. Other recommended sound-alike 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, Lind, Linden, Lindo, Lindon, Lindy, Link, Linly, Lino, Linos, Linton, Linzy, 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.