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Boy Names Ending with -lyn

Lyn ending baby names and what they mean, with 33 results. -lyn names are used more often as feminine names. Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread in the 1930s, but now, names such as Merlyn has become less trendy. Medlyn (TOP 60%) and Klyn (48%) are familiar -lyn last names. Here is the list of -lyn names for girls.

-lyn names

Allyn - Gwillyn | Hamlyn - Verlyn

Allyn - Gwillyn

Alan and variants

Alyn, Allyn1
Forms of Alan. Root fr. Old German. "Precious." Adyn is also a marginally prominent birth name.

Form of Allen. Origin fr. Gaelic, Old German words. "Precious." Auslyn and Ayllyn are creative forms.


Form of Arlen. Source fr. Gaelic language. "Pledge, oath." Unusual. Arlyn, like Albyn, has the androgynous -yn ending. Also used for girls.

Form of Ashley. Derived fr. Old English element. "Ash meadow." Gender-neutral name. Unusual. Ashlyn (cf. Aaryn) uses the androgynous-sounding -yn suffix.

Form of Berlin. Derived fr. German language. "Borderline." Unconventional. Compare Berlyn with popular last names Budzyn (TOP 51%), Burstyn (61%), which also end with -yn. See also Berwyn.

From German. "Son of Berl." Unusual. Berlyn (compare Brentyn, Brenyn) ends with -yn. See also Merlyn.

Var. of Colin. Derived fr. Irish, Scottish, Gaelic languages. "Young creature." Colen (UPPER 18%), Colon (1%) are conventional last names. See also Colwynn.

Form of Conlan. Derivative of Irish, Gaelic. "Hero." Unique. Connlyn (compare Colwyn, Corbyn) has the unusual -yn suffix.

Form of Daylon. Stems fr. American. Daylon and its variants probably are .. Not that prominent as a birth name. See also Dilon.

Var. of Devlin. From Irish, Gaelic word. "Fierce courage." Rare, with the -yn suffix for Devlyn, like Devyn, Dalyn.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -lyn names: Allyn, Arlyn, Evelyn, Franklyn, Glyn

Var. of Emil. Stems fr. Latin word. "Rival; laborious; eager." Not that popular as a baby name. Cross-gender use.

Derived fr. Welsh word. .. the Welsh town of Castell Newydd .. Also used for girls. Not that prominent as a baby name.


Origin fr. Norman language. Surname used as given name .. Cross-gender use. Evelyn is a rare masculine name, registering regularly (TOP 14%) as a surname.

Var. of Flynn. From Irish, Gaelic word. "Descendant of Flann." Not Top 2000 name. See also Felan.

Franklin and variants

Franklyn, Francklyn
Forms of Franklin. Stems fr. Middle English word. "Free man." Less used today. Franklyn was the version last appearing (1998) in the Top 2000.

Form of Galen. Derivative of Greek element. "Calm." Galyn is rarely used as a children's name. See also Glynn.

Var. of Garland. Derivative of Old English, Old French. "Land of the spear; wreath." Not Top 2000 name. See also Harlyn.


Var. of Glen. Stems fr. Irish, Gaelic. "Glen." Somewhat atypical as a baby name. Gender-neutral name.

Form of Glyndwr. Root fr. Welsh language. "Valley of water." Glyn is scarce as a men's name. Gender-neutral name.

Var. of Guillaume. Derivative of Old German word. "Determined protector." Gwillyn is not a Top 2000 name. See also Gillan.

Quick Reference

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

1. Allyn - Gwillyn
Alan [Alyn, Allyn], Allen [Allyn], Arlen [Arlyn], Ashley [Ashlyn], Berlin [Berlyn], Berlyn, Colin [Colyn], Conlan [Connlyn], Daylon [Dalyn], Devlin [Devlyn], Emil [Emlyn], Emlyn, Evelyn, Flynn [Flyn], Franklin [Franklyn, Francklyn], Galen [Galyn], Garland [Garlyn], Glen [Glyn], Glyndwr [Glyn], Guillaume [Gwillyn]

Hamlin [Hamlyn], Harlan [Harlyn], Heilyn, Kirk [Kirklyn], Llewellyn [Llewelyn, Lewellyn], Linn [Lyn], Lyndon [Lyn], Merlin [Merlyn], Nolan [Nolyn], Olin [Olyn], Roslin [Roslyn, Rosslyn], Sterling [Sterlyn], Verlyn

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