Gender: Female Meaning of Lynette: "idol" Origin of Lynette: French elaboration of Lynn or Welsh

Lynette Origin and Meaning

The name Lynette is a girl's name of French, Welsh origin meaning "idol".

Linda begat Lynn which gave way to Lynette, which peaked in the late 1960s. Lynette has been off the Top 1000 for a couple decades now, and the Lynn variations finding the most favor are those that put the "lyn" part at the end: Evelyn, Madelyn, Brooklyn.

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Pop Culture References for the name Lynette

Lynetta, Linette, Lanette, Lynett


Bethany Says:


My daughter's middle name, to honor my mother (mn Lynn) and her side of the family (there are a lot of Lynn variations in the family). It may be dated, but as a twenty-something I still find it lovely. I spelled it Lynnette to emphasize it as a name sake. I love that there is the connection to Tennyson (Lynette and Gareth) which is an added bonus to the name.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this name so much.

pam Says:


We've updated the Name Info to make it more clear: We were not saying that Lindsay and Brooklyn were better names than Lynette, but that the fashion for Lynette had faded away and the newer spins on Lynn-related names were Lindsay and Brooklyn.

Nicole4383 Says:


Way to go on the name info section Nameberry. You sure put a lot of effort in. Personally I like this name much more than Lindsay and Brooklyn.

Eva Thyssen Says:


Way better than Lindsay and Brooklyn.

lesliemarion Says:


Sick of Lyndsey, can't stand Brooklyn. This name is mega-dated yet I am beginning to like it. Nostalgia has hit me, I guess. Still, I wouldn't want to be named Lynette, both for the Lynn and the -ette part, so who knows what I like about it, but I do.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I like it better with two n's like this: Lynnette

HatGirl Says:


when i get married and am having a girl I am TOTALLY naming her this! I LOVE IT!