Boy name origins & meanings
- Greek : Flax
Family name origins & meanings
- English : from the medieval female personal name Line, a reduced form of Cateline (see Catlin) and of various other names, such as Emmeline and Adeline, containing the Anglo-Norman French diminutive suffix -line (originally a double diminutive, composed of the elements -el and -in).
- French (Liné) : metonymic occupational name for a linen weaver or a linen merchant, from an Old French adjective liné ‘made of linen’.