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Origin & Meaning

The name Lynn is of English origin.

The meaning of Lynn is "lake".  

It is also of Spanish origin, where its meaning is "pretty".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 2167  in baby name popularity for girls with 87 occurrences.  It ranked 5570 in popular baby names for boys with 16 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.


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Related Names

Variants of the name Lynn include Lyn, Lynne.

The name Lynna is a form of Lynn.

Other Tidbits

Lynn falls into the water name category.

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.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.