What does Lyn mean?
Lyn [lyn] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Lyn) has its root in Old English, and the name Lyn means "linden tree hill". Lyn is an alternate form of Linn (Old English). Lyn is also a variation of Lyndon (Old English): surname.
1 feminine form: Carolyn.Creative forms:
(male) Lawn, Lyne, ..
(female) Lyne, Lyni, .. Middle name pairings:
Lyn Lenny (L.L.), ..
How popular is Lyn?
Lyn is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#25775 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Lyn entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its top position of #1121 in the U.S. during 1940-1949, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Lyn appearing in the Top 2000 are Lin, Lindy, Linn, Lynden, Lyndon (#1200 last year) and Lynn. Usage of these relations of Lyn was well-received among parents 8 decades ago (adoption of 0.11%) and is now significantly reduced (adoption 0.01%, ▼92.5%).
Lyn is pronounced similarly to Laine, Lane▲, Layne▲, Len, Lenn, Leon▼, Leone, Lion, Lon▼, Lonn, Lonne, Lunn and Lyon. Another recommended name is Wyn. These names tend to be more commonly used than Lyn.See names in meaning and etymology.