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1.5m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Linda

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Similar Names
78k Lynda (Spanish)
43k Lynette (French)
4k Linette (English)

How popular is the baby name Linda in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 27 27 0
1881 38 38 0
1882 36 36 0
1883 49 49 0
1884 33 33 0
1885 60 60 0
1886 49 49 0
1887 50 50 0
1888 77 77 0
1889 74 74 0
1890 54 54 0
1891 78 78 0
1892 83 83 0
1893 82 82 0
1894 94 94 0
1895 96 96 0
1896 104 104 0
1897 81 81 0
1898 102 102 0
1899 98 98 0
1900 126 126 0
1901 86 86 0
1902 91 91 0
1903 90 90 0
1904 101 101 0
1905 106 106 0
1906 98 98 0
1907 102 102 0
1908 93 93 0
1909 105 105 0
1910 137 137 0
1911 130 130 0
1912 189 189 0
1913 238 238 0
1914 219 219 0
1915 290 290 0
1916 297 297 0
1917 291 291 0
1918 322 322 0
1919 282 282 0
1920 349 349 0
1921 367 367 0
1922 365 365 0
1923 423 423 0
1924 454 454 0
1925 444 438 6
1926 479 479 0
1927 516 516 0
1928 554 554 0
1929 516 509 7
1930 493 493 0
1931 534 534 0
1932 779 774 5
1933 795 786 9
1934 1,001 1,001 0
1935 1,207 1,197 10
1936 2,448 2,439 9 #97 girl name
1937 4,399 4,380 19 #48 girl name
1938 7,075 7,047 28 #31 girl name
1939 10,758 10,714 44 #15 girl name
1940 18,427 18,368 59 #8 girl name
1941 23,795 23,715 80 #5 girl name
1942 31,732 31,611 121 #4 girl name
1943 38,574 38,437 137 #4 girl name
1944 38,525 38,411 114 #3 girl name
1945 41,575 41,464 111 #2 girl name
1946 52,823 52,708 115 #2 girl name
1947 99,895 99,680 215 #1 girl name
1948 96,418 96,211 207 #1 girl name
1949 91,179 91,010 169 #1 girl name
1950 80,569 80,439 130 #1 girl name
1951 74,072 73,947 125 #1 girl name
1952 67,229 67,092 137 #1 girl name
1953 61,378 61,264 114 #2 girl name
1954 55,487 55,371 116 #2 girl name
1955 51,383 51,279 104 #3 girl name
1956 48,174 48,067 107 #3 girl name
1957 44,613 44,495 118 #3 girl name
1958 41,994 41,898 96 #3 girl name
1959 40,531 40,409 122 #3 girl name
1960 37,410 37,314 96 #3 girl name
1961 35,660 35,574 86 #4 girl name
1962 31,547 31,462 85 #5 girl name
1963 27,800 27,715 85 #5 girl name
1964 23,726 23,633 93 #8 girl name
1965 19,402 19,339 63 #8 girl name
1966 15,613 15,560 53 #18 girl name
1967 13,232 13,199 33 #26 girl name
1968 11,409 11,368 41 #28 girl name
1969 10,297 10,248 49 #33 girl name
1970 8,773 8,734 39 #38 girl name
1971 7,406 7,379 27 #42 girl name
1972 5,779 5,746 33 #51 girl name
1973 4,755 4,735 20 #61 girl name
1974 4,106 4,085 21 #75 girl name
1975 3,545 3,525 20 #81 girl name
1976 3,153 3,141 12 #90 girl name
1977 2,931 2,909 22 #99 girl name
1978 2,951 2,936 15 #100 girl name
1979 2,755 2,739 16
1980 2,823 2,805 18
1981 2,745 2,730 15
1982 2,806 2,787 19
1983 2,497 2,473 24
1984 2,346 2,334 12
1985 2,125 2,113 12
1986 1,972 1,951 21
1987 1,944 1,929 15
1988 1,853 1,844 9
1989 1,861 1,844 17
1990 1,669 1,658 11
1991 1,618 1,608 10
1992 1,592 1,580 12
1993 1,494 1,487 7
1994 1,292 1,281 11
1995 1,233 1,233 0
1996 987 987 0
1997 1,095 1,095 0
1998 970 970 0
1999 898 898 0
2000 849 849 0
2001 837 837 0
2002 769 769 0
2003 739 739 0
2004 727 727 0
2005 745 745 0
2006 698 698 0
2007 659 659 0
2008 611 611 0
2009 550 550 0
2010 476 476 0
2011 488 488 0
2012 448 448 0
2013 441 441 0
2014 470 470 0
2015 423 423 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Linda baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,455,087 babies born with the name Linda in the United States. That's more than enough Lindas to occupy the country of Trinidad and Tobago with an estimated population of 1,317,714 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 27 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Linda" was in 1947 with a total of 99,680 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lindas)

According to the 1942 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Linda" ranks #8 in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Hampshire. Imagine that, 89 babies in New Hampshire have the same name as you in 1942. Across the entire United States a total of 31,732 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Linda popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Linda" mean? The list below shows the origins of Linda as well as things modernly associated with the name Linda such as celebrities named Linda.

Origin and Meaning of Linda

The name "Linda" is of Spanish origin, and it means "Pretty One". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1996 to present. Linda was born in 1975 as Linda Edna Cardellini in Redwood City, California, U.S.

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Linda Ronstadt

Linda Ronstadt is a singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer specializing in rock, rock and roll, folk, country rock, soft rock, jazz, big band, art rock music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1967 to 2011. Linda was born in 1946 as Linda Maria Ronstadt.

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Linda Hamilton

Linda Hamilton is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1980 to present. Linda was born in 1956 as Linda Carroll Hamilton in Salisbury, Maryland, U.S.

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Linda Blair

Linda Blair is an actress and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1968 to present. Linda was born in 1959 as Linda Denise Blair in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

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Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1976 to present. Linda was born in 1945 as Lydia Susanna Hunter in Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.

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Linda Evans

Linda Evans is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1960 to 1997. Linda was born in 1942 as Linda Evenstad in Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Linda

Linda Ikeji
Linda Listen
Linda Thompson

Alternative Meanings

L is for lucky, who is more?

I is for intense, your zest of living.

N is for nice, need I say more?

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Your name in reverse order is "Adnil". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ndali". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Linda born Jul 6, 1930

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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