First name origins & meanings:
- English: Pasture
- Old English: Linden tree
First name variations: Lin, Linden, Lyndon, Lindell, Lindberg, Lindon, Lindt, Linford, Linely, Linton, Lind
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from either of two places in West
Yorkshire called Lindley, or from Linley in Shropshire and Wiltshire,
all named from Old English līn ‘flax’ + lēah
‘wood’, ‘glade’, with epenthetic -d-, or from another Lindley
in West Yorkshire (near Otley), named in Old English as ‘lime wood’,
from lind ‘lime tree’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
Lindley in Leicestershire probably also has this origin, and is a
further possible source of the surname.
- German: habitational name from places in Bavaria and Hannover called Lindloh,
meaning ‘lime grove’, or a topographic name with the same meaning (see
Linde + Loh).
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