Lynn Name Meaning & Origin

Lynn

Pronunciation: LIN (key)

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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Lyn, Lynne, Linda

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Comments and insights on the name Lynn: | Edit

Boring first name but great middle name!

I think Lynn is very pretty as a first name, especially with Marie or Anne as a middle name.

Personal experiences with the name Lynn: | Edit

My middle name is Lynn, and I love it (Bailey Lynn). I'm also giving it to my daughter as her middle name (Naiomi Katja Lynn). I think its pretty, simple, and sweet.
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As a Lynn, I don't think my name is boring at all. I do get the comment "Oh! That's my/my mom's/my aunt's middle name!" all the time.

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Lynbyn
Lynnie
Lyndy

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Lynn Anderson
Lynn Abbey, American author
Lynn Collins, American actress
Lynn Davies, Welsh athlete
Lynn Redgrave, English actress
Lynn Whitfield, American actress
Lynn Hilary, Member of Irish singing group Celtic Woman
Lynn Gunn, vocalist of American rock band PVRIS

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