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What does Linn mean?

Linn \l(i)-nn\ 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.


Linn has 4 variants: Lin, Linnie, Lyn and Lynn.

Linn has 14 more different forms via Lindsay, Linus: Lind, Lindesay, Lindsee, Lindsey, Lindsy, Lindy, Lino, Linos, Linsay, Linsey, Linzy, Lyndsay, Lyndsey and Lyndsie.


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. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Linn and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Linn (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 are Lynn, Lyn, Linus, Lindsey and Lindsay. Usage of these boy names reached its highest during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.2714%) and is now much less, with the forms Lindsay, Lindsey and Lynn becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lindsay, Lindsey, Linus, 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, Len, Lenn, Leon, Lion, Lon, Lonn, Lonne, Lunn and Lyon. Other recommended similar baby names are Finn, Lanny, Lenny, Liam, Linc, Link, Lioni, Lionni, Lonny and Winn. These names tend to be more frequently used than Linn.