First name origins & meanings:

  1. Chinese: Beautiful; jade
  2. English: Verbose; waterfall

First name variations: Lynn, Lin, Lyn, Lin, Lynne, Lynn

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scottish: variant spelling of Lynn.
  2. Irish: reduced and altered form of McLean. Compare McLinn.
  3. German: habitational name from a place called Linn, named with lin ‘swamp’, ‘bog’, ‘marsh’.
  4. German: from a Germanic personal name, Linto, formed with Old High German lind(i) ‘soft’.
  5. Eastern German and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic lin ‘tench’, a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught and sold tench or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a tench.
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