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Popularity
1.5m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Linda

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Spanish
  • Meaning: Pretty One
  • #19 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
78k Lynda (Spanish)
43k Lynette (French)
4k Linette (English)

How popular is the 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 83 83 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 350 350 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 780 775 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 10,756 10,712 44 #15 girl name
1940 18,428 18,369 59 #8 girl name
1941 23,798 23,718 80 #5 girl name
1942 31,730 31,609 121 #4 girl name
1943 38,575 38,438 137 #4 girl name
1944 38,521 38,407 114 #3 girl name
1945 41,576 41,465 111 #2 girl name
1946 52,823 52,708 115 #2 girl name
1947 99,895 99,680 215 #1 girl name
1948 96,412 96,205 207 #1 girl name
1949 91,179 91,010 169 #1 girl name
1950 80,561 80,431 130 #1 girl name
1951 74,058 73,933 125 #1 girl name
1952 67,233 67,096 137 #1 girl name
1953 61,358 61,244 114 #2 girl name
1954 55,488 55,372 116 #2 girl name
1955 51,379 51,275 104 #3 girl name
1956 48,172 48,065 107 #3 girl name
1957 44,614 44,496 118 #3 girl name
1958 41,996 41,900 96 #3 girl name
1959 40,529 40,407 122 #3 girl name
1960 37,412 37,315 97 #3 girl name
1961 35,655 35,570 85 #4 girl name
1962 31,547 31,462 85 #5 girl name
1963 27,795 27,710 85 #5 girl name
1964 23,724 23,631 93 #8 girl name
1965 19,402 19,339 63 #8 girl name
1966 15,613 15,560 53 #18 girl name
1967 13,231 13,198 33 #26 girl name
1968 11,408 11,367 41 #28 girl name
1969 10,298 10,249 49 #33 girl name
1970 8,776 8,737 39 #38 girl name
1971 7,405 7,378 27 #42 girl name
1972 5,780 5,747 33 #51 girl name
1973 4,758 4,738 20 #61 girl name
1974 4,106 4,085 21 #75 girl name
1975 3,545 3,525 20 #81 girl name
1976 3,154 3,142 12 #90 girl name
1977 2,931 2,909 22 #99 girl name
1978 2,951 2,936 15 #100 girl name
1979 2,756 2,740 16
1980 2,823 2,805 18
1981 2,744 2,729 15
1982 2,806 2,787 19
1983 2,497 2,473 24
1984 2,345 2,333 12
1985 2,124 2,112 12
1986 1,971 1,950 21
1987 1,945 1,930 15
1988 1,853 1,844 9
1989 1,860 1,843 17
1990 1,671 1,660 11
1991 1,618 1,608 10
1992 1,593 1,581 12
1993 1,493 1,486 7
1994 1,293 1,282 11
1995 1,233 1,233 0
1996 985 985 0
1997 1,094 1,094 0
1998 970 970 0
1999 898 898 0
2000 848 848 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 548 548 0
2010 474 474 0
2011 488 488 0
2012 448 448 0
2013 439 439 0
2014 466 466 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Linda? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,454,599 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 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Linda" ranks #99 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 7 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1972. Across the entire United States a total of 5,780 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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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.

Spanish

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.

Tera Patrick

Tera Patrick is an adult biography. Tera was born in 1976 as Linda Ann Hopkins in Great Falls, Montana, USA.

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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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Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter is an actress, singer-songwriter, and activist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1968 to present. Lynda was born in 1951 as Linda Jean Cordova Carter in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

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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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Alternative Meanings

L is for lucky, who is more?

I is for intense, your zest of living.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

D is for dependable, on you I can rely.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Linda born Jul 30, 1992

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Oceania approximately on 1375. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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