Lynne Name Meaning & Origin

Lynne

Pronunciation: LIN (key)

Origin of the name Lynne:

Transferred use of a British place-name 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 used as a short form of any of the various names that contain the suffix -lyn(n) or -line. Var: Lyn, Lynn.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Lynne: | Edit

My mom's name is "Lynne Marie" and she likes it. BUT-she gets really annoyed when people misspell her name as "Lynn" without the "E." I have Lynne as a middle name and I like it, I use it as part of my name verbally.

Lenny and Lynne are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Personal experiences with the name Lynne: | Edit

My first name is Lynne and I cant tell you how many times I have heard people respond to introductions with "Lynne? That's my middle name!". I can barely hold back the obvious eye roll. It really is one of the top 2 middle names for women nationwide but everyone seems to think they are dropping a bombshell with this response when meeting me. I do like that it is an uncommon first name but have always wished for something more elaborate or eloquent. Even two or three syllables to linger longer than the simplistic "lynn"...
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i apologize up front to the women with the name Lynne or variations of it....because it is my middle name and I HATE IT!!! It is so common, i hate hearing it coming and going, seems like half of girls have it as a middle name. And the ones i have known with it as a first name are kind of butch. The meaning is nice, but still hate the name.

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Dare I say this is my middle name? My first name is Pamela, and when I was younger always wished I could go by my middle name instead - it sounded much prettier than Pam, which everyone insisted on calling me even though my name is Pamela, emphasis on the "ela" part which seemed to always get dropped. Anyway I think Lynne is a very pretty name as a first name. I think it is used so much as a middle name because it is so complimentary with other names, and sounds very pretty when combined with them. Not to drop a bombshell here but my daughter's middle name is "Lynne" as well. :)

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Lynne is my middle name. I gave my daughter the middle name "Lynn". As a tribute to both of us, she named her daughter "Lynette". I have always liked the name Lynne, obviously.

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Nicknames for Lynne: | Edit

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Meanings and history of the name Lynne: | Edit

A locational surname in Scotland, the place name derived from Scots Gaelic meaning water feature or pool.

A locational surname from any of a number of places in England, the place name in turn derived from old Celtic lenna (meaning pool or lake).

Famous real-life people named Lynne: | Edit

* Lynn Abbey (born 1948), American author
* Lynn Collins (born 1979), American actress
* Lynn Davies (born 1942), Welsh athlete
* Lynn Dean (born 1923), Louisiana politician
* Lynn Redgrave (1943-2010), English actress
* Lynn Whitfield (born 1953), American actress
* Lynne Spears, mom to Brittany Spears

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