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Gender: Female Pronunciation: LIN-et Meaning of Linnet: "flaxen haired" Origin of Linnet: French

The name Linnet is a girl's name of French origin meaning "flaxen haired". Linnet and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Blond and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Although the accent in Linnet is on the first syllable, it could be confused with the dated Lynette.

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Famous People Named Linnet

Pop Culture References for the name Linnet

Linnet Muir, the main character of a series of short stories by French-Canadian author Mavis Gallant

Linni, Linette, Linnette, Linetta, Lin, Lynnetta, Linny, Lynnette, Lynetta, Lynette, Linnie

Linnet's International Variations

Eluned (Welsh)


morning_glory Says:


Lynette would be pronounced lin-ET. Linnet, on the other hand, as the name of the bird, would be pronounced LIN-et, with a blurred 'e' sound on the 'et', almost like 'uht'.

Shaybaby1 Says:


I prefer this as a fresher spelling of Lynette, yet pronounced the same way. The name may be dated, but it does sound very girly, and it'd only take a wave of little Linnets (Lynette, Lynnette, Linette, etc etc) to make it cute again.

Zelliew Says:


I'd just spell it as Lynette

TheHumanCanvas Says:


It's probably Lyn-ay in French. But in English it's LIN-et.

lynn_wentworth Says:


I guess I'm still confused on pronunciation, is it Lyn-ay or Lyn-ette? Either way, a fresh look on my name, Lynn!