Gender: Female Meaning of Linden: "tree of the genus Tilla" Origin of Linden: English tree name

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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Lynden, Lindenn, Lindon


danirose01 Says:


I love Linden. I'm a big fan in general of no-frills names for girls, as well as nature names, so it's perfect. Would use it to honor my mom Lynne.

Paige_Mackenzie Says:


This name is so pretty! And I love the nickname Lindy!

headintheclouds Says:


As I posted on the boy Linden page, while I prefer Linden for a boy name, I think it's quite unisex and would suit either gender equally well. It's a lovely, more unexpected nature name, and as the name info says, Linden would make a great namesake for an Aunt Linda.

Larkspur Says:


I love this name! It seems delicate and feminine. I love the nickname Lindy too.

Kmp17 Says:


A gorgeous name! I love the meaning,'s supposed to be associated with truth and wisdom.