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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Lynn

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Lynn in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Lynn:

  • Records indicate that 51,022 boys in the United States have been named Lynn since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1947, when 1,778 people in the U.S. were given the name Lynn. Those people are now 72 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Lynn

    63% Approval Rating
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      5 Positive Comments

  • "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." Jun. 14, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "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..." Jan. 25, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lyn and I'm 53. Like Sting, everyone knows me by this name alone." May. 8, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "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." Dec. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "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." May. 7, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "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." Sep. 4, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "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" Nov. 26, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "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." Jun. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

      4 Neutral Comments

  • "Twice in my life I was in company with two other male Lynn's, making 3 at one time in the same place which is very unusual. I do business with people from all over the world and Lynn is always assumed to be an American female. I always prefix my signature with Mr. but not always effective." Sep. 10, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "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 teachers 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!" Apr. 1, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a great stage name for a guy, but all the world's a stage? Not really." Jun. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "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." Mar. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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