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Gender: Female Meaning of Linda: "pretty" Origin of Linda: Spanish, Portuguese and Italian word name meaning "pretty" Linda's Popularity in 2017: #708

The name Linda is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian, Portuguese origin meaning "pretty". Linda is ranked #708 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Pretty Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least fav name GIRLS".

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Linda will live forever in baby name history for toppling Mary from its four hundred year reign as Number 1. Queen of Names in 1947, Linda has fallen even further in favor than Mary today.

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Famous People Named Linda

Linda Darnell (born Monetta Eloyse Darnell), American actress
Linda Maria Ronstadt, American singer
Linda Evans, American actress
Linda Ann Gray, American actress
Linda Denise Blair, American actress
Linda Edna Cardellini, American actress
Linda Diane Thompson, American actress, girlfriend of Elvis Presley, ex-wife of Caitlyn (formally Bruce) Jenner
Linda Hunt (born Lydia Susanna Hunter), American actress
Linda Perry, producer and lead singer of American band 4 Non Blondes
Linda Carroll Hamilton, American actress
Linda Rosenkrantz, author and cofounder of Nameberry
Linda Moulton Howe, American investigative reporter
Linda Louise Eastman McCartney, American photographer, musician and wife of musician Paul McCartney
Linda Marie McMahon, American pro wrestling magnate and politician
Linda Evangelista, Canadian supermodel
Linda Harvey Wild, American tennis player
Linda Lavin, American actress
Linda T. Sánchez, American Congresswoman from California
Linda Lee Cadwell, widow of martial arts actor Bruce Lee
Linda (born Svetlana Lvovna Geiman), Russian singer
Linda Bove, American deaf actress ("Sesame Street")
Linda Rose Tripp, former U.S. Pentagon employee and figure in the Monica Lewinsky scandal
Linda Chung, Hong Kong actress
Linda Susan Agar, elder daughter of child star Shirley Temple
Linda Holmes, American radio host

Pop Culture References for the name Linda

Linda, wife of Kalev in Estonian national epic "Kalevipoeg"
Linda Lee Danvers aka Supergirl (born Kara Zor-El), character in Superman comics
Linda Fahlstrom, character in the Bert Diaries series
Linda "Lindy" Owens, character in "Beastly" by Alex Flinn
Linda Cleary, character in movie "Black Market Baby"
Linda Belcher, character in animated series Bob's Burgers
Linda Twist, character in Australian TV's "Round the Twist"
Linda Perelli, character in "Widows"
Linda Flynn-Fletcher, mother in animated series "Phineas and Ferb"
Linda Sinclair, character from movie "The English Teacher" played by Julianne Moore
Linda Radlett, character in Nancy Mitford's "Pursuit of Love"
Linda Arden, also known as Caroline Hubbard, character in Hercule Poirot series
Linda, character TV's "Sesame Street" played by Linda Bove
Linda Gunderson, character in animated movie "Rio"
Linda van Schoonhoven, news anchor in the animated series "Futurama"
Linda Stotch, mother of Butters in animated series "South Park"
Linda Clarke, character in British soap "EastEnders"
Linda Carter, character in British soap "EastEnders"
Linda Cheveski, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Linda Park aka Dr. Light, character in The Flash comics and TV show
Linda Tanner, a detective on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
"Linda di Chamounix," opera by Gaetano Donizetti
Dr. Linda Martin, character on the TV series "Lucifer"
Linda Lanyard, character on TV's Call the midwife
Linda, character in "The Conjuring" series

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ceruleanstardust Says:


Perhaps we should stick to constructive criticism, at least when in response to someone who's just said that they like their own name.

Sapphire Says:


Your name sucks it sounds like an old lady name and you should not like it

TechnoKitten Says:


I really like this name.It's cute and old fashioned.

burg123 Says:


Sounds like the name of some old English teacher

lindakovtoun Says:


I'm a Linda, who loves being a Linda!

LostKid Says:


Too dated for me.

Impwood Says:


This name IS pretty. I always feel so sorry for names that are considered "dated" and long to see them coming back.

snowsbeloved Says:


Yeah it's seems bland to me too. It's like this generation's Brittany. Attractive once but just passé now.

chellemma1 Says:


I think this is a lovely name that has a lot going for it. I think it still seems a bit old fashioned but give it a few years and I think it will start coming back.

mschull Says:


Awwwhhh! Come on, Bobby!

vintageisfave Says:


Nope, nope, and nope. This name will forever remind me of Linda Belcher

scblovesnames Says:


i like this name. The Linda i know was my piano teacher for 10 years.

madmaddie Says:


It’s so bland to me, mostly because I know so many. It was hot, now it’s not.

raevynstar Says:


It's an okay name. It's on my list, but I'd sooner use other names.