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The name Lynn has the following meaning:

The dimunitive form of Linda which is Spanish for "pretty". This name has been so popular that it has surpassed the success of its source name. It was most common in the 1900s, but still remains a popular choice today.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.


As a baby girl name, Lynn is currently not a popular baby name in the USA.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Lynn in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Lynn is pronounced as linn


Lynn originates from the Spanish language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Lynn and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Lynn: Boys - Damacio, Elian, Gonzalo, Nino, Girls - Alondra, Elmira, Esmeralda, Luz, Marianna, Both genders - Dolores, Maria


Popular Variants for the name Lynn: Lyn (English), Lynette (English), Lynna (English), Lynne (English)


We think the name Lynn should fall under the following style category: The 70's.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Lynn to be: A strong young woman who is very dependable

In one word, you might describe Lynn as a(n) "dependable" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Lynn (or its variants) are:

Lynn Fontanne, born on 6 December, a famous actress. Lynn Fontanne's background: American stage actress. She was one of the legendary actresses who dominated the stage which they were on. British-born, she had the regal bearing that was much appreciated in stage stars. She and her husband Alfred Lunt still rank as one of the most respected acting team in the history of theatre. Her best known role as Nina Leeds, the desperate heroine of Eugene O'Neill's nine-act drama, 'Strange Interlude' was much lauded by critics, one of the many peaks in her acting career.

Lynn Johnston, born on 28 May, a famous cartoonist. Lynn Johnston's background: The Canadian cartoonist of the popular comic strip 'For Better or For Worse'. She was the first female cartoonist to win the Reuben Award. 'For Better or For Worse' reflects her own family life which deals with common day problems, of course, in a humorous manner.

Lynn Rachel Redgrave, born on 8 March, a famous actress. Lynn Rachel Redgrave's background: An actress born into an acting family in 1943. This two-time Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning English/American actress was born to actor Sir Michael Redgrave and actress Rachel Kempson. She became very famous in the U.S. when she took the courage to step out and star in a series of commercials for Weight Watchers, revealing to the world that she suffered from bulimia prior to that.
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