Linn Name Meaning & Origin

Linn

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Origin of the name Lynn:

Transferred use of a British place-name which is derived from the Welsh llyn (lake). It is also thought to have originated as a short form of Lynnette, a name of several derivations, or of Linda (beautiful, tender). Alternatively, Lynn is a short form of the various names containing the element lyn(n) or line.

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At the moment, "Linn" is the seventieth most popular girl's name in Norway. It is used as a variant on "Lynn" in many other places.

"Linn" is also a surname in some English-speaking countries.

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Nicknames for Linn: | Edit

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Meanings and history of the name Linn: | Edit

Linn is Scottish for waterfall and the pool below this. Mistakenly believed to be a variant of Lyn (pretty) it is actually a name in its own right.

Famous real-life people named Linn: | Edit

Linn Berggren, Swedish musician
Linn Githmark, Norwegian curler
Linn Laupsa, Norwegian politician
Linn Nyrønning, Norwegian soccer player
Linn-Kristin Riegelhuth, Norwegian handball player
Linn Skåber, Norwegian entertainer
Linn Stokke, Norwegian actress, singer and writer
Linn Jørum Sulland, Norwegian handball player
Linn Ullmann, Norwegian author and journalist

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