English tree name"tree of the genus Tilla"
Linden Origin and Meaning
The name Linden is both a boy's name and 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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Famous People Named Linden
- Linden Travers (born Florence LindonTravers), English actress
Linden in Pop Culture
- Linden aka Cartercharacter on TV's Finding Carter; twin sister Taylor
- Sarah Lindenmain character on TV's The Killing
- Lindencity in New Jersey
- Linden Averyprimary character in Stephen Donaldson's Chronicles of Thomas Covenant book series