Meaning and Origin of: Linn

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Chinese : Beautiful; jade
  • English : Verbose; waterfall

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Scottish : variant spelling of Lynn.
  • Irish : reduced and altered form of McLean. Compare McLinn.
  • German : habitational name from a place called Linn, named with lin ‘swamp’, ‘bog’, ‘marsh’.
  • German : from a Germanic personal name, Linto, formed with Old High German lind(i) ‘soft’.
  • Eastern German and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : from Slavic lin ‘tench’, a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught and sold tench or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a tench.