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Linus meaning and name origin
Linus \l(i)-nus\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Lino and Linos.
For more information, see also the related name Linn. Baby names that sound like Linus are Linzy, Lance, Lanzo, Lanza, Lenci, Leonis, Linsey, Linsay, Lonzo, Lonza and Lyons.
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Popularity of Linus
Linus is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
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