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Origin and Meaning of Blin

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  • A submission from Albania says the name Blin means "A kind of tree (Tilia Argentea) grown in the eastern balkans and originally called Blir in Albanian official dictionary (Tosk dialect) and Blin in the Geg (Gheg) dialect." and is of Albanian origin.
  • According to a user from New York, United States, the name Blin is of Unknown origin and means "It's a kind of a tree, with a good smell/origin -Albanian".
  • According to a user from United States, the name Blin is of Russian origin and means "Pancake".

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Blin
To stop; to cease; to desist.

Etymology: OE. blinnen, AS. blinnan; pref. be- + linnan to cease

noun Blin
Cessation; end.

Etymology: AS. blinn

noun blin
a thin buckwheat pancake made with yeast and usually filled with sour cream and folded over. See also blini.

Etymology: Russian


From Middle English blinnen, from Old English blinnan (“to stop, cease”), from Proto-Germanic *bilinnaną (“to turn aside, swerve from”), from Proto-Indo-European *ley-, *leya- (“to deflect, turn away, vanish, slip”), equivalent to be- +‎ lin. Cognate with Old High German bilinnan (“to yield, stop, forlet, give away”), Old Norse linna (Swedish dialectal linna, “to pause, rest”).

  1. (obsolete) cessation; end

From Russian блин (blin, “pancake, flat object”).

  1. A blintz.

    Notable Persons Named Blin

    Blin Gjoshi is a sports team member for the KF Vëllaznimi.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Blin

    Alexis Blin is a soccer player for the Toulouse FC, Le Mans FC, France national under-17 football team, France national under-19 football team, and France national under-20 football team. Alexis was born on September 16th, 1996 in Le Mans, France.


    Roger Blin was a film director and actor. His career lasted from 1925 to 1983. Roger was born on March 22nd, 1907 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. He passed away on January 21st, 1984.


    Arnaud was born on May 23rd, 1963.


    Wladyslaw was born on May 31st, 1954 in Świdwin.


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    Fun Facts about the name Blin

    • How Popular is the name Blin? Blin is the 83,698th most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Blin have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5 babies born with the first name Blin in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Blin? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2015 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Blin first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Blin is Sunday, December 26th, 1880.
    • What year had the most people named Blin born? The highest recorded use of the first name Blin was in 2015 with a total of 5 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Blin: Your name in reverse order is Nilb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ilbn. How do you pronounce that?

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