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What does the name "Lynn" mean?

Lynn (Celtic/Gaelic): From the lake

The name "Lynn" is of Celtic/Gaelic origin and it means "From the lake". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There are 82 other names that are similar to this one.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Nnyl". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lnyn". 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.

How popular is the name "Lynn" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Lynn? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 233,758 babies born with the name Lynn in the United States. That's more than enough Lynns to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 35 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Lynn" was in 1956 with a total of 7,739 babies. (That's a lot of baby Lynns)

According to the 1972 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Lynn" is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 154 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1972. Across the entire United States a total of 2,544 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Lynn popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Lynn in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Lynn

Lynn Collins

Lynn Collins is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1999 to present. Lynn was born in 1979 as Viola Lynn Collins in Houston, Texas, U.S.


Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1981 to present. Lynn was born in 1953 as Lynn Butler-Smith in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.


Lynn Anderson

Lynn Anderson is a singer and equestrian with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1966 to present. Lynn was born in 1947 as Lynn Rene Anderson in Grand Forks, North Dakota. United States.


Lynn Redgrave

Lynn Redgrave is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1962 to 2009. Lynn was born in 1943 in Marylebone, London, England.


Lynn-Holly Johnson

Lynn-Holly Johnson is a figure skater and actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1978 to 2009. Lynn-Holly was born in 1958 as Lynn Holly Johnson in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.


Lynn Swann

Lynn Swann is a NFL player. Lynn was born in 1952 in Alcoa, Tennessee.


Past life for Lynn born Nov 1, 2003

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 Arctic approximately on 1100. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

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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