Gender: Female Meaning of Lynn: "lake" Origin of Lynn: Diminutive of Linda or Welsh

Lynn Origin and Meaning

The name Lynn is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "lake".

Lynn arrived in the 1940s, spinning off from the wildly popular Linda, to become a top midcentury middle name. Now, Lynn's in limbo.

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Pop Culture References for the name Lynn

Lynne, Linn, Lin, Lynnelle, Lynett, Lynell, Linnell, Linnie, Lyn, Lyndel, Lynelle, Lynea, Lynna, Lyndell, Lynette


fearlessfirefly Says:


This is my cousin's name. Her brother is named Lane.

Mosie Says:


Lynn is my beautiful mother’s name. She always thought it’d be better as a middle name (even went by “Lyndsay” for a period in her 20’s because she wished it was a flashier name), but I think it’s a beautiful, simple, & timeless first name too.

I know it’s an overused middle name, but I am my mother’s only child so I will use it as my future daughter’s middle name in honor of my mom.

Sapphire Says:


my daughters name is lynleigh, and we call her lynn sometimes, but i dont like this name on its own

Daiseymae Says:


This name is cute. I don't think it is anything special.

danirose01 Says:


My mom's name is Lynne Marian!

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love Lynn or Lynne. Lyn seems more like a nickname, but it's okay as a full name.

Fictionprincess Says:


An alright name but I absolutely hate it used as a middle name. Lynn is SUCH an overused, filler name.

Chae-Eun Says:


I like the less-overly-used spelling, Lihn and Linh better. I just like h's a lot.

BeccaBaker Says:


My mom's middle name, my middle name, & some day will be my daughters middle name. True classic!

Loveislife23 Says:


Lynn sounds like a name you can't really go wrong with. Despite it being unisex on Nameberry, I can only see it on a girl because it's rather feminine yet short and international.

scblovesnames Says:


I knew a Lynn growing up. I really have started to like this name and it's the only one that goes well with Marian in the middle.

Lyra_Faith Says:


I like the name Lynn. It's cute, but isn't too cute that the person with it will get embarrassed when they are older.

Angelicaecb Says:


This is my moms name and she's always liked it. Her dad named her after a male relative I believe. I also have an aunt Lynne on my step dads side (her first name was Rowena but got teased and hated her name so she started going by her middle name Lynne in elementary) I prefer Lynn because the e at the end feels so unnecessary. I may just be biased though.

Eva Thyssen Says:


Lynne is nicer ;)