Lynn meaning

: Lake or waterfall.

Lynn Name Information

Gender 👩🧑 Boy And Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \lin\
Number of People 👶 234,000
Rate in 2021 3665
Numerology 🔢 2
Name origin 🌍 English
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Lynn Name Meaning

Lynn, primarily meaning "lake" or "waterfall," in various ancient languages, signifies depth, tranquility, and continuous flow. It's the emblem of someone who embodies calmness, strength, and adaptability, much like the water bodies it represents.

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Lynn Name Origin and History

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Tracing its roots back to Old English, Welsh, and Gaelic, the name Lynn means a "lake" or "waterfall." Primarily used as a surname, it transitioned into a first name in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Lynn is also a place name in many English-speaking regions, and that geographic relevance weaves yet another layer of depth into its rich tale of origins.

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Famous People Named Lynn:
Various renowned personalities bear the name Lynn such as Lynn Redgrave, an award-winning actress, and Lynn Hill, a legendary rock climber. Their accomplishments add an aura of achievement to the name.

Lynn held a place in the top 100 US baby names for many decades in the 20th century, marking its enduring popularity. Although its popularity has toned down, Lynn remains a respected and widely-used choice.

Personality Traits:
Those named Lynn are often seen as calm, strong, and adaptable just like the water bodies the name represents. Their personalities, like a tranquil lake or resilient waterfall, reflect tranquility and strength.

Concludingly, the name Lynn, with its beautiful meaning, strong historical roots, wide application, and inherent charm, continues to hold a significant place in the heart of classic names. It is an excellent choice for those seeking a name that balances simplicity with depth.

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01/14/2024 00:00:00

Two famous bearers of this name, chiefly in'the'seventies and Eighties, are Bjorn Ulvaeus from ABBA and Bjorn Borg the tennis player (described as the 'saint' opposing John McEnroe's 'sinner' status).

01/14/2024 00:00:00

I was born in Iowa in the late 50's and there were a lot of male "Lynn's" (classmates, counsins, etc). But outside of that area I found out it was less common. I have met other Lynn's but also could count on 1-2 hands. I wouldn't trade for any other name though. Much better than Dave or Mike or Steve or...

01/14/2024 00:00:00

It's a great stage name for a guy, but all the world's a stage❤️ Not really.

09/02/2023 07:02:06

My middle name is Lynn and people always assume It's a girls name. i've always argued that It's more common for guys (I know more guys with the middle name Lynn than girls), but from this website I see that's not the case. I'm 30 and named after my granddad named Deward Lynn. I like Lynn as a middle name'since It's unique, not sure I would like it as a first name...

08/21/2023 18:46:46

Proud of the name'since i was named after my dad. Dont get made fun of alot unless I'make fun of the other person lol. But ive never met another guy named lynn but still proud. wouldnt want to be named anything else.

07/14/2023 21:11:36

The dude in Faulty Towers is named Basil and it is pronounced baaah-sil. He is awesome.

03/24/2023 00:42:48

I was named after two men named Lynn, though most of my life I ran into women with the name using varied spellings. I was often ridiculed for having a "girls" name, and no one could ever'spell it, or even pronounce it. I got Glen, Lenn, Lane. Spellings vary, mostly Lyn, Lynne, Linn, but rarely Lynn. I pronounce it Linn. I wouldn't recommend this name for another male. Nicknames are Lynda, Lynnie, Lynnardo, Lynnford, Lynnie the Pooh.

03/10/2023 14:36:40

Lynn has English origins meaning "lake." I was born in Minnesota of Scandinavian and English ancestors at a time when Lynn was supposedly more common as a boy's name according to research I found. If a man has a problem with that name he would have problems with any another name and countless other aspects in adjusting to life. I like it and can provide no sympathy for othe's who are ashamed of their name. This is an elementary school problem and anyone can legally change their name or use a nickname. I cannot recall a single instance of anyone making fun of my name at any stage of my life.

02/22/2023 16:15:42

My first name is Lynn and had I been given a choice I would have picked a different name. Actually, I would compare my circumstances to the old Johnny Cash song "A boy named Sue". I'm short, quick and somewhat muscular and have been in many a confrontation over'someone making fun of it, call me insecure if you will, but I guess it did kinda toughen me up a bit. Also, I still to this day get mail addressed to Ms. Lynn and boy you should see the look on the female doctors face when'they first meet me, expecting a female instead of a male. LOL

11/11/2022 21:21:30

I am a man 60ish and my middle name is Lynn. That is what my parents called me. It has been a pain my entire life. I would have done anything to have started life with a normal name.

10/24/2022 06:21:12

I'm 60, male, and my middle name is Lyn...and I go by this name. People remember me easily and i've met other men with the'same name, but not many. I like my unique name.

10/17/2022 10:21:48

Its been hard dealing with this as my middle name. At least in Texas, it is considered feminine and was a source of "character-building" (read as "ridicule") while growing up in a small town. After years of using "L." as my middle name, most of my legal documentation and diplomas of devoid of my middle name....thankfully.

06/09/2022 12:03:54

I am 75 and my name is Lynn. I was named after my great-grandfather who was actually named ❤️Lindon ❤️ but he was always called ❤️Lin❤️. My mom said she almost named me ❤️Lindon❤️ but liked Lynn and the'spelling so she went with it. I used to ask her when I was in the early Elementary grades why she gave me a girl❤️s name. She'said ❤️honey, I had never heard Lynn as a girl❤️s name❤️. To her credit, I have yet to meet a woman named Lynn older than I. It gets worse. Fast forward to 2009 when I'meet this woman from Texas named❤️.you guessed it❤️Lynn. It was her middle name but always used. Well, we got married, anyway, and I got sick of people saying how ❤️cute❤️ it was, not to mention when we would have phone mixups. At any rate, she decided to go by her first name after that. Much to her family❤️s chagrin. In retrospect, I should have let her keep it and changed to Bubba or something. Ha! And, yes, I grew up tough and now enjoy the looks in a medical office when my name is called. I do my best John Wayne walk and DARE them to say something. Lol.

05/24/2022 09:01:12

My name is Lyn and I'm 53. Like Sting, everyone knows me by this name alone.

11/11/2021 23:13:30

I am named "Lynn" after my father and I am very proud of this name. Sometimes it is misspelled, but I have never been ridiculed.

09/30/2021 00:56:06

Myy middle name is Lynn and my first name is Jamie. Yep, I'm the girl my mother never had. Jamie Lynn Isn't quite as bad as a boy named Sue but I can'tell you it is close. Especially in grade school where several teache's insisted on always calling me by both names. I can't say that I even considered giving my sons that either name but all in all, it hasn't been'that bad. Being big and strong helped!

08/24/2021 02:18:00

I am a male named Lynn. I was born in the 1972's. The majority of the girls had the first or middle name of Lynn during school in the 1982's. I was teased a lot for the name. My mother'said she picked the name from a Doctor Lynn on the'soap oper's. My siblings have normal names for girls and boys. Yes, I still get mail with Ms. Lynn..... I do write Mr. Lynn ..., so hopefully they get it. I started using my first and middle initial during my military service days. I still us my initials to this day. The majority of my adult friends and associates do not know my real first name. My family still calls me Lynn. I have a male cousin named Kim, so he had it bad growing up also. The good part is that we had other men (some famous) named Lynn, when I was growing up. Parents should think twice, when naming their children.

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Lynn?
The origin of the name Lynn is English.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Lynn?
Lake or waterfall.
*️⃣ How many people are named Lynn?
Almost 234000 people are named Lynn.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Lynn?
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