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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Linnea

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Linnea in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Linnea:

  • Records indicate that 1,460 girls in the United States have been named Linnea since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1951, when 113 people in the U.S. were given the name Linnea. Those people are now 65 years old.

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      7 Positive Comments

  • "I named my daughter Linnea in 2006 (Lynn-NEE-ah). It is often mispronounced (Lin-NAY-uh or Lin-NAY) but I love it and have loved the name for over 20 years. I also considered Lydia for a slightly more common, similar sounding name. I appreciate that it is such a unique name and will likely remain that way." Aug. 14, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I first saw this name in a novel when I was 10 and I fell in love with it instantly. I thought it was so beautiful and unique. I've been keeping it in mind if I ever have a daughter. I recently looked up images of the flower of the same name, and they are gorgeous! It made me love the name even more." Jun. 18, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "how do you pronounce Linnea? is it Lin-nay-uh or Lin-nay ?" Jan. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Linnea is my name too -and I absolutely love it! -despite some mispronunciations I always get an "how unusual -what a pretty name" also makes for a great conversation starter. I was named after my grandmother's middle name -she was born in Sweden and if I had children I too would pass it on." May. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my daughter Linnea and we are of swedish decent. Most people say it wrong but all say is a very beautiful name" Sep. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is actually Lynnea, although the woman I'm named after spelled it with an "i." I think it's a beautiful (often mispronounced) name!" May. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "The name should, at least in Scandinavia, where it's rather a popular name, be spelled Linnưa and the stress should be on the e. My grandmother (b. 1922) was Linnưa and I would love to pass it on to my children." Oct. 10, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      12 Neutral Comments

  • "I named my daughter Linnea but spelt it Lynnea instead (Luh-NAY-uh)" Aug. 2, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Linnea but my mother spelled it Linae ! ! My mothers side is from Nora Sweden and she went to visit when she was 12 years old. She told me many stories of this time in her life and her memories of these flowers in the woods of Sweden. My daughter passed my name to her daughter as a middle name and I am most proud !!" Jul. 20, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "The Linnea flower was my Swedish grandmother's favorite, but my mother's maiden name was Lynn, so I became Lynnea. 42 years ago my husband and I found a piece of property on a lake in Washington State. It was covered with Linneas. We bought it and still live there. My Dad and I had searched for Linneas all over the Western US, so this was very special. They are in full bloom today - June." Jun. 29, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • ""This is my middle name. It is odd because it rymes with my first name of Dana. Both My grandmother and my great grandmother were named Linnea, and it is cool to know I am also named Linnea one way or another!"" Mar. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name as well, since it is mine, but I spell it Lennea." Jun. 27, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Actually, the proper spelling in Scandinavia is Linnea (often times with an agu over the e). The name comes from the botanist Karl Von Linneaus who had his favorite flower named after him. The Linnea flower is the national flower of Sweden. The name is very popular in Sweden." Mar. 28, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, my name is Linnea. Linnea (Linnea Borealis) is a flower named after the famous Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778); it is the flower of the province of Smaland in Sweden where Linnaeus was from. My father's parents came from Stockholm in Smaland in the early 1900's to Bridgeport, CT. When my parents were on their honeymoon in NYC in 1942 they passed by a window displaying Linnea Perfume, a Breadth of Old Sweden made by a company out of Chicago and my mother thought it was such a pretty name that she tucked it away in her memory until 1948 when I was born. Unfortunately, the company is no longer in existence. Linnea is a very common name in Sweden. I have only met one other Linnea in my 61 years, but there are a few of us out there!" Jul. 8, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi!! My name is this! No kidding. But I spell it "Lynea". So many people say it wrong. Its so annoying! I love my name though." Apr. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "whether you pronounce this name as Lin-e-a or Lin-nay its still a pretty name regardless." Nov. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I spell mine Lynea. It's pronounced "Lynn-nae" but everyone says "Lynn-e-ah". I know of a bunch of other Lynea's but not many that spell it like mine" Jun. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my name but I spell it Lenaia. It was my great great grandmother's name but no one in my family had ever seen it spelled, so my mom guessed. I haven't met to many others who share my name, those who do each spelled it different." Oct. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Linnea....her mother is from Sweden and Linnea was born there. It's a terrific name, beautiful and phonetic in virtually every language." Jul. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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