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Gender: Female Pronunciation: li-NAY-ah Meaning of Linnea: "twinflower, lime tree" Origin of Linnea: Swedish

The name Linnea is a girl's name of Swedish origin meaning "twinflower, lime tree". Linnea and is often added to lists like Flower Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Linnea

Linnea Eleanor "Bunny" Yeager, American photographer and pin-up model
Linnea Barbara Quigley, American actress
Linnea Berthelsen, Danish actress

Pop Culture References for the name Linnea

Linnea in Monet's Garden is a well known children's book.
Linnea is the main character and the title of the short story "Linnea" by D. J. Malcom