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.
For more information, 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)