Linnea: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Linnea
Origin of the name Linnea:
Popular name originally bestowed in honor of the Swedish botanist Karl von Linné (1707 - 78), who gave his name to the Linnaean system of classifying plants and animals and to a type of flower (linnaea).
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- Comments and insights on the name Linnea: | Edit
Accurate Swedish pronunciation of this name can be found on forvo.com: http://forvo.com/word/linn%C3%A9a/
- Personal experiences with the name Linnea: | Edit
Since naming my (now) 3-yr-old Linnea, I have met 3 additional "little" Linnea's in the Boston metro area and heard of several adult Linneas, mostly Scandinavian women in their 50s. But everyone I've spoken with has only positive associations with the name.
This is my name and I love it! I live in a largely Scandinavian area of the US and am in my 20's. I know of two other Linneas around my age.
We pronounce my 3-yr-old daughter's name "lin-NAY-a"; most of our European friends say "LIN-ee-a". She now corrects adults who "mispronounce" her name.
Our daughter's middle name is Linnéa. In Sweden, at least, it's pronounced "lin-NAY-ah". :)
My name is Linnea and I get nothing but compliments :) I love it! Many mispronunciations, however!
My Name is also Linnea. I have lived mostly in the south my whole life and have yet to have the priviledge of meeting anyone with my name. I was named after my great grandma however and she was swedish. I love my name and have always had positive things said about it!!!
- Nicknames for Linnea: | Edit
Linn, Nea, Nay-Nay, Linna, Linny
- Meanings and history of the name Linnea: | Edit
Associated with a small nordic flower called the twinflower, latin name Linnaea borealis. The plant was named after Carl Linnaeus, the swedish botanist, whose favourite this little pink-belled forest flower was. It is the official flower of the Swedish province of Småland, but is loved all over Sweden.
Old Norse "lime tree"
- Famous real-life people named Linnea: | Edit
Linnea Dale, Norwegian singer
Linnéa Darell, Swedish politician
Linnea Gustafsson, Swedish orienteering competitor
Linnéa Handberg Lund, Danish eurodance musician
Linnéa Hillberg, Swedish actress
Linnea Johnson, American poet and feminist writer
Linnea Mellgren, Swedish figure skater; two-time Nordic silver medalist and Swedish national silver medalist
Linnea Quigley, American scream queen, B movie actress, and film producer
Linnea Sinclair American Science Fiction Romance, Fantasy Romance and Paranormal Romance author
Linnea Torstenson, Swedish handball player
- Linnea in song, story & screen: | Edit
The perky protagonist of "Linnea in Monet's Garden" and related books by Cristina Bjork and Lena Anderson.