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Origin: Anglo Saxon
Meaning: A Cascade

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Lynn

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

A few facts about the girl's name Lynn:

  • Records indicate that 179,055 girls in the United States have been named Lynn since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1956, when 7,734 people in the U.S. were given the name Lynn. Those people are now 63 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.


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      8 Positive Comments

  • "For me, my name is Emma and my middle name is Lynne with an e on the end. I really like pairing the two together, since Emma is such a popular and overused name. Lynne is also my aunt's name who died way before I was born, so I feel even more connected to her" Mar. 4, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love it because I love the water! The name Lynn is associated with water. Its origin is believed to be from the Welsh word llyn which means lake in the Welsh language. Lynn can also mean a pool of water, a waterfall, a pond and even a flowing brook. So it has a great meaning to something I love." Aug. 27, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lynn and I'm 23. I have never met anyone my age with the same name, but I love it! It feels somewhat unique. I think it's cute and even though it's only one syllable, I don't think it's plain, I think it's alluring." Feb. 3, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Lynn and I love it. I especially love how people mistaken the way to say or spell my name. There was one time when a substitute was doing attendance and she called me line. There was also a time when a good friend of mine spelled my name "Lin". I like how many people compliment my name. Many people became my friend just because of the compliment. Most of my friends became my friend from something else. I also like how my name is short. Than I can start a test early. Another thing I like about my name is how its not popular. It makes me unique. It also makes me unique because I'm half Japanese and in japan, its a popular name but in America, not so popular. I'm born in japan but most people would think I'm from America. And plus, I've lived hear since I was one. and when I move to japan petty soon, every one will think im different, but in a good way. But also in a way I will fit in. The other thing I like about my name is that it is part of my dead aunts name.She died before I was born from a gunshot in the head but it also reminds me of my grandma. The name Lynn is one of the most unique names. Every one can be weird in a good way and so can your name." Jan. 12, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sister's middle name is lynn. she tends to use this name for her first name cause people can not seem to pronounce it correctly ( ARQUETTA ) see what i mean in her case lynn is a thumbs up in her world." May. 22, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love being named Lynn. I hate it as a middle name, but as a first name it is strong and simple. I like the quickness of it and it feels tough to me. It is not as selfishly flowery as the names that many parents choose "to make their child unique". This perspective on the name may be due to the fact that I am young. I've never met another Lynn my age, so seeing my name (as a first name) is always a surprise for people. The only downside is everyone saying "Oh, my aunt's middle name is Lynn!". Yeah, I don't care. She and the rest of the world." May. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have always liked my name Lynn. When I was a child I was told that It was spelled like a boy's name because it didn't have an e on the end. So!! I love that it is short and old fashioned plus it rhymes with Jim, the love of my life." May. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I went to school with three other Lynn's in the Seattle area. Moved out of state and haven't found many of them, so it's nice to be unique and not confused with the others any more." Mar. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "This is my first name and Ann is my middle name. I don't really like my name because I think it's boring. Lynn never brings to mind anyone exotic or pretty--it usually brings to mind someone boring and studious." May. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I grew up with this name until I went to college and started using my first name ... but truth be told, I'm not a fan of 'Lynn'. It is so boring." Feb. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      12 Neutral Comments

  • "I have always liked my name, Lynn. When I was very young it was not a very common name. Like one of the other writers, one if my teachers first pronounced my name as ?line?. People usually spelled it the wrong way ... either Lyn or Lin, or would add an ?e? at the end of it. Others thought it was a short version of Linda and I had to convince them that my actual name was Lynn. I once worked for a large company in the early 1980s and there were at least 5 or 6 other Lynns who all spelled their name the same way as mine." Feb. 4, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is actually Lynnette but I just like being called Lynn. It's not a bad name or a good name, it's just kinda ok" Dec. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Lynn and I have never cared for it much. I always felt it was very plain being one syllable. It gets a bit tiresome being told how everyone and their second cousin has it as a middle name. My last name is also a more common first name so I am all mixed up. At this point in my life it is simply me and I would not want to change it. Thanks goodness my parents did not let me change it when I wanted to as a child or I would be that is a horrible name!" Aug. 2, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've never really cared for my name, Lynn. It seems boring to me. I'm surprised how often I'm asked to spell it. I guess they're wondering if there's an e on the end. The one thing I do like about my name is that it was easy to learn to write when I was young and most of all, it's the only name that I know of that has no vowels in it. I've grown to like my name more as I've gotten older. I only know of one other Lynn so it doesn't seem to be real common. I was named after my Grandmother, Evelyn, so I could have been named worse." Apr. 18, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My middle name is Lynn. my first name is Abby/ Abigail. It's an OK middle name. I guess." Nov. 1, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My first name is Lynn, and my middle name is Ann, and my last name is 6 letters long and has 2 "n"s in a total of 13 letters, 6 being "n"s. I feel like it is very drab, solid, uninteresting, and so very easily misspelled. But when I was little learning to read, and was told that every word had a vowel, I was excited to realize that I was the only kid I knew who had no vowels in my name! :)" Nov. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I agee Im fifty and have never liked my name, it is a boring name. if you have a girl please think off a better name than lynn." Aug. 14, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I didn't like my name when I was a child, but I like it now. I get annoyed when people call me Linda. My name is Lynn!" Apr. 4, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "its actually my middle name and i've gone by it for years, my first name is so stupid and no one can pronounce it or spell it." May. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Lynn. It really is such a weird name. I have only met one other Lynn that was my age. Whenever I think of it i'm like, what a strange name! Sometimes when I think about it too much I am like, hey it is spelled cool like with the 'y' and two n's, but then I'd rather have something that isn't so forgotten. It isn't unheard of, so people just never think about it unless they are friends with one. It is really hard to describe sorry haha" Mar. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I feel like it's a boring name. No music to it. On the good side, at least it's not offensive. People often hear "Linda" when I say it." Jan. 6, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think "Lynn" is a stupid name most of the time because it is old fashioned." Feb. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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