English tree name
"tree of the genus Tilla"

Linden Origin and Meaning

The name Linden is a girl's name meaning "tree of the genus Tilla".

Though this name of a sturdy tree that can live for centuries was quite popular for boys in the first half of the twentieth century, at this point in time we can see Linden as a fresh-sounding possibility for a little girl named to honor an Aunt Linda. Early pagans and Christians embraced the Linden as a holy tree, thought to aid healing and often planted near churches. The Linden is the mythological symbol of truth, peace, and justice; court cases and marriage ceremonies were often held beneath Linden trees. The Linden tree is associated with the goddess Freya.

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Famous People Named Linden

  • Linden Travers (born Florence LindonTravers), English actress

Linden in Pop Culture

  • Linden aka Cartercharacter on TV's Finding Carter; twin sister Taylor
  • Sarah Lindenmain character on TV's The Killing
  • Lindencity in New Jersey
  • Linden Averyprimary character in Stephen Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant book series