What does Linn mean?
Linn /linn/ [1 syll.] 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.
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. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Linn and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Linn (not in Top 1000) appearing in the Top 1000 are Lynn, Lyn, Linus, Lindsey and Lindsay. Forms like Linos are uncommon. 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)
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.