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Boy Names Ending with -lin

Lin ending baby names and what they mean, with 76 results. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity in the year 2004 (USAGE OF 0.5%) and are now much less widespread (USAGE 0.2%, 59%), with names like Olin becoming less fashionable. Anglin (TOP 2%) and Melin (9%) are conventional -lin last names. Here is the list of -lin names for girls.

-lin names

Acelin - Cullin | Dallin - Jaylin | Joslin - Nalin | Newlin - Waylin

Acelin - Cullin

Derived fr. French language. "Noble." Acelyn is a slightly favored boys' name. See also Ashlin.

Edlin, Edelin, Adlin
Forms of Edel. Root fr. Old German element. "Noble." Edelin (UPPER 66%), Edlin (13%), like Ettlin (UPPER 78%), Eblin (25%), are popular -lin suffix surnames.

Allin, Alin, Ailin
Var. of Alan. Derived fr. Old German. "Precious." Ailic and Ailino are creative variations.

Form of Antonio. Source fr. Spanish, Italian, Latin elements. Variant of Anthony .. Antolin is rare as a masculine name, appearing regularly (UPPER 18%) as a surname. See also Anatolio.


Form of Arlen. Origin fr. Gaelic element. "Pledge, oath." Arlin was popular as a birth name in the 1930s. See also Ardin.

Form of Ashley. Root fr. Old English word. "Ash meadow." Asplin (TOP 44%), Ashline (15%) are conventional last names. Gender-neutral name.


Derivative of German. "Borderline." Berlin grew in popularity in the 1910s. See also Berwin.


Var. of Braylen. Based on American language. Combination of Brayden and Jalen. Braylin became less popular in 2018, dropping -68 positions as a boys' name to reach #1323.

Var. of Berlyn. Origin fr. German element. "Son of Berl." Burlin is rarely used as a children's name. See also Burlie.

Form of Cailean. Derivative of Scottish, Gaelic. "Pup, whelp." Unisex name. Unique, with the common androgynous -in suffix for Cailin, like Collin.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -lin names: Arlin, Berlin, Braylin, Carlin, Catlin

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -lin names: Colin, Collin


From Irish, Gaelic element. "Little champion." Also used for girls. Somewhat common as a birth name, Carlin is similar to the conventional Marlin.

Form of Carollan. From Irish, Gaelic element. "Little champion." Carlin was favored as a baby name in 1992. Cross-gender use.

Catlin and variants

Catlin, var. Kattlin, Katlin, Cattlin
Derived fr. Irish, Greek languages. "Pure." Cattlin, Katlin and Kattlin are more unique as baby names among the variations of Catlin.

Var. of Chamberlain. Source fr. Middle English language. "Chief officer of the household." Not Top 2000 name.

Chaplin, var. Chappelin
Derivative of Middle English. "Secretary." Not Top 2000 names.


Source fr. Irish, Scottish, Gaelic. "Young creature." Popular, with usage of 0.082% for Colin as a baby name in 2018, but lower than 0.09% in 2017. See also Cullin.

Nicholas and variants

Collin1, Colin2
Var. of Nicholas. From Greek word. "People of victory." Colin and Collin are more familiar as baby names compared to other versions.


Based on Scottish word. "Young creature." Usage of Collin as a children's name has declined since 1996. See also Colwin.

Var. of Conlan. Derived fr. Irish, Gaelic. "Hero." Conlin is unusual as a children's name. See also Colin.

Var. of Cullen. Based on Irish, Gaelic. "Good-looking lad; handsome." Cullin is uncommon as a baby name. See also Cailin.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -lin names for boys.

1. Acelin - Cullin
Acelin, Edel [Edlin, Adlin, Edelin], Alan [Alin, Allin, Ailin], Antonio [Antolin], Arlen [Arlin], Ashley [Ashlin], Berlin, Braylen [Braylin], Berlyn [Burlin], Cailean [Cailin], Carlin, Carollan [Carlin], Catlin [Katlin, Kattlin, Cattlin], Chamberlain [Chamberlin], Chaplin [Chappelin], Colin, Nicholas [Colin, Collin], Collin, Conlan [Conlin], Cullen [Cullin]

Dallan [Dallin], Dallin, Dale [Dallin], Daylon [Deylin, Daylin], Devlin, Edwin [Edlin], Emil [Emlin], Evangel [Evangelin], Evelyn [Evelin], Flynn [Flin], Franklin [Francklin], Galen [Jalin, Galin, Gaylin], Gamble [Gamlin], Garland [Garlin], Glen [Glin], Glyndwr [Glin], Hamlin [Hamelin, Hamblin], Harlan [Harlin], Jalen [Jalin, Jailin, Jaelin, Jaillin], Jaylen [Jaylin]

Joss [Joslin, Josslin], Kaelan [Kalin, Kaelin], Karl [Karlin], Keelan [Keallin], Caolan [Keelin], Kellen [Kellin], Kirk [Kirklin], Laughlin [Loughlin], Linn [Lin], Lyndon [Lin], Llewellyn [Llwewellin], Mac [Macklin], Malin [Mallin], Marcel [Marcelin, Marcellin], Marlon [Marlin], Marland [Marlin], Maslin [Masslin], Mellen [Mellin], Merlin [Marlin], Nalin

Newlin, Nolan [Nolin], Olin, Olaf [Olin], Orlando [Orlin], Paul [Paulin], Rocklin, Rocky [Rocklin], Roland [Rollin], Roslin [Rosselin], Talon [Talin, Tallin], Tomlin [Tomalin], Thomas [Tomlin], Hugh [Ugolin], Verlyn [Verlin, Verllin], Wayland [Weylin, Waylin]

Usage comparison for -lin names