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Lyn (boy)

What does Lyn mean?

Lyn Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: old english, tree, hill (mountain).


Lyn has 2 variants: Lin and Lynn.

2 more alternative forms via Linn, Lyndon: Lindy and Lynden.

1 feminine form: Carolyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Leoyn, 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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lyn name in U.S.

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

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%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lyn, Lin, Lindy, Linn, Lynden in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lyndon, Lynn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lyn and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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