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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old English : Linden tree
  • German : Mountain of linden trees

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scandinavian, English, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : topographic name for someone who lived by a lime tree, Middle English lind. As a Jewish and Swedish name, it is often of ornamental origin.
  • South German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : nickname for a gentle, tolerant man, from Middle High German lint, linde ‘gentle’, ‘mild’.
  • North German and Danish : habitational name from any of various places named with Lind ‘lime tree’.

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