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Lynn Meaning


What does Lynn mean?

The name Lynn is of Welsh origin.

The meaning of Lynn is "lake".

Lynn is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Lynn.

The Given Name Lynn

Transferred use of an English surname which was derived from the Welsh lynn meaning "lake".

Originally the name was more popular for boys, but today it is more popular for girls.

Lynn is a diminutive of LInda. See LInda for further details.

Sophisticated and simple, it is a name considered by many parents.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Lynn is unique yet compelling due to its attractive and stylish nature.

Lynn falls into the water name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Lynn Patrick, Lynn Redgrave, and Lynn Swann.

Lynn Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 2,478 in baby name popularity for girls with 71 occurrences. It ranked 5,652 in baby name popularity for boys with 16 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 2,167 in baby name popularity for girls with 88 occurrences. It ranked 4,845 in baby name popularity for boys with 20 occurrences.

View the Lynn Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Lynn has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Lynn to other names.

Lynn Related Names

Lynn is a diminutive of LInda.

Variants of the name Lynn include Llyn, Lyn, Lynna, Lynne.

Famous Lynns

  • Lynn Patrick ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Lynn Redgrave ~ Actress
  • Lynn Swann ~ Football Player

Lynn Numerology

What will your new littleLynn be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Lynn are often formal and comfortable but most of all they are read more >>

Lynn Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Lynn in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Lynn.

Just for fun, see the name Lynn in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Lynn in Nautical Flags page.