What does Linus mean?
Linus [li-nus] as a boys' name is pronounced LYE-nus. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Linus is "flax". From Linos. Biblical: a Christian companion to Paul in Rome. Greek mythology: Linus is the musician son of Apollo. In modern times, Linus has been made familiar by the child character in Charles Schulz's cartoon "Peanuts". Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling; actor Linus Roache.
Related boy name: Linn.Creative forms:
(male) Lawnus, Lounus, ..
(female) Line, Liney, .. Middle name pairings:
Linus Aiden (L.A.), ..
How popular is Linus?
Linus is an unusual first name for men. Linus is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Linus reached its highest rank of #955 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is at #1156 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Lino and Linn are the popular varying forms of Linus (#1156 the previous year). These relations of Linus were popular as birth names less than a decade ago (median #1716) and have remained as common to this day (#1718, down 1%).
Linus is alike in pronunciation to Leonis. Other suggested similar names are Firus, Janus, Lexus, Lin, Linc, Lind, Lindo, Lindsy, Lindy, Link, Linly, Linzy, Lugus, Manus, Pincus, Pinkus, Pius, Rinus, Titus▲ and Vitus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Linus.See names in meaning and etymology.