Boy name origins & meanings
- Old English : Home by the pond
Family name origins & meanings
- German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : nickname for a left-handed person, from Middle High German linc, Dutch linker, links, Yiddish link ‘left (side)’. In Europe left-handed people were long regarded with suspicion as clumsy, awkward, deviant, and even untrustworthy.