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Updated June 9, 2019

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Chinese : Beautiful; jade

Girl name variations

Boy name origins & meanings

  • English : Verbose; waterfall

Boy name variations

How Popular Is The Name Linn

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.

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