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What does Linus mean?

Linus \l(i)-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.


Linus has 2 variants: Lino and Linos.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Linn.


Linus is an unusual first name for men. Linus is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Linus for boys. Linus reached its highest rank of #964 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Linus name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Linc, Link, Linzy and Rinus. Like Linus, these names are not frequently used.