Meaning and Name Origin
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 is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#2283 out of 88799, Top 3%). (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) are Lynn, Lyn, Linus, Lindsey and Lindsay. Usage of these boy names reached its highest during 1950-1959 and is now much less, with the forms Lynn, Lindsey and Lindsay becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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.