"twinflower, lime tree"

Linnea Origin and Meaning

The name Linnea is a girl's name of Swedish origin meaning "twinflower, lime tree".

Linnea is an attractive Scandinavian name that derives from the renowned 18th century Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who developed the Linnean system of classifying plants and animals.

Linnea is megapopular in Sweden and Norway, ranking in the Top 8--it was the Number 1 name in Norway in a recent year, and actually appeared in the U.S. Top 1000 in 1903, reaching as high as 744 in 1945.

There is a charming children's book called Linnea in Monet's Garden in which the protagonist visits the Giverny gardens that inspired the great Impressionist painter.

All in all, Linnea is a lovely, lilting name that could make an interesting namesake for an Aunt Lynn or Linda.

# 987 in the US

Linnea Rank in US Top 1000

# 286 on Nameberry

Linnea Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Linnea Popularity

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Famous People Named Linnea

  • Linnea Eleanor "Bunny" YeagerAmerican photographer and pin,up model
  • Linnea Barbara QuigleyAmerican actress
  • Linnéa Handberg Lund aka PapayaDanish Eurodance singer
  • Linnea BerthelsenDanish actress
  • Linnea SinclairAmerican SF novelist
  • Ellen Petrea "Linnea" HenrikssonSwedish pop singer of "Idol 2010"
  • Linnéa Mary Hansdotter DebSwedish pop singer,songwriter
  • Linnea DaleNorwegian pop singer
  • Linnéa Paulina HillbergSwedish actress
  • Linnea JohnsonAmerican poet
  • Linnea MellgrenSwedish figure skater
  • Linnea Marie TorstensonSwedish handballer

Linnea in Pop Culture

  • "Linnea in Monet's Garden" children's book by Christina Bjork
  • "Linnea" short story by by D. J. Malcom and its main character

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