First name origins & meanings:
- Chinese: Beautiful; jade
- American, English: Beautiful
- Anglo-Saxon: A cascade
- English: Verbose; waterfall
First name variations: Linn, Lin, Linda, Lindi, Lynde, Lynda, Lyn, Lin, Linn, Lynne
Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhloinn and
Ó Fhloinn (see Flynn).
- Scottish: variant
of Lyne 3.
- English: habitational name from any of several
places so called in Norfolk, in particular King’s Lynn, an important
center of the medieval wool trade. The place name is probably from an
Old Welsh word cognate with Gaelic linn ‘pool’, ‘stream’.
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