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What does Linus mean?

Linus Pronunciation of Linus as a boys' 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, flax, biblical, mythology, modern, prize (gift), winner (champion)


VARIANTS Lino, Linos


(male) Lawnus, ..

(female) Line, ..

Linus Eliott (L.E.), ..

How popular is Linus?

Linus is an unusual first name for men. Linus is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Linus reached its highest rank of #955 in the U.S. during the years 1910-1919, and is at #1251 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Linn and Lino are the popular varying forms of Linus (#1251 THE PREVIOUS YEAR). These relations of Linus were popular as birth names less than a decade ago (MEDIAN #1715) and have remained as common to this day (#1750, DOWN 9%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Linus, Linn, Lino in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Linus is alike in pronunciation to Leonis. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Firus, Janus, Lexus, Lin, Linc, Lind, Lindo, Lindsy, Lindy, Link, Linly, Linzy, Lugus, Manus, Pincus, Pinkus, Pius, Rinus, Titus and Vitus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Linus.

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