Linda

First Name
1.5m
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
582
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Linda mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Linda

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

Wiktionary

Latinized short form of Germanic compound names ending in -lind, -linde (“tender, soft”) (English -inda), such as Sieglinde and Dietlinde, and earlier names such as Old High German Irmilinda and Old Dutch Frithelind, from Proto-Germanic *linþiz (“gentle, mild”), whence also Old English līþe (“gentle, mild, pliable, limber”) (English lithe). Later associated with Spanish linda (“beautiful”). The name became known through 19th century literature and the opera Linda di Chamounix (1842). More at lithe.

  1. A female given name.

Linda was also found in the following language(s): Czech, Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Latvian, Norwegian, Slovak, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Linda

Linda Cardellini is an actor, voice acting, actress, and voice actor. She has been prominent since 1994. Linda was given the name Linda Edna Cardellini on June 25th, 1975 in Redwood City, California, U.S.

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Linda Ronstadt is a rock music, rock, roll, folk music, country rock, soft rock, jazz, big band, art rock, and latin music (genre) musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to 2011. Linda was given the name Linda Maria Ronstadt on July 15th, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.

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Lynda Carter is an actress, singer-songwriter, and activist. She was most active from 1968 to present. Lynda was given the name Linda Jean Córdova Carter on July 24th, 1951 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

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Linda was given the name Linda Susan Boreman on January 10th, 1949 in The Bronx. Linda is also known as Boreman and Linda Susan. She died on April 22nd, 2002.

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Linda Perry is a singer-songwriter, record producer, and producer. She has been prominent since 1989. Linda was born on April 15th, 1965 in Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Linda McMahon is a business manager of wwe, president of wwe, ceo of wwe, wwe, chief executive officer, business manager ofwwe, and ceoof wwe. Linda was given the name Linda Marie Edwards on October 4th, 1948 in New Bern, North Carolina.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Linda

They were most active from 1973 to present. Bogusław was born on June 27th, 1952 in Toruń, Poland.

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Watkins was born on May 23rd, 1908. She breathed her last breath on October 31st, 1976.

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She was most active from 1940 to present. Anita was given the name Alice Lake on November 23rd, 1924 in Pasay.

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Linda is a pop folk, trip hop, new age, alternative rock, trip rock, gothic rock, and new-age music singer-songwriter. She plays Vocals. She has had major accomplishments since 1993. Linda was given the name Svetlana Lvovna Geiman on April 29th, 1977 in Kentau.

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Linda Kiraly is a pop music and contemporary r&b singer-songwriter. She has been prominent since 2002. Linda was given the name Király Linda on February 28th, 1983 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Flower was born on March 3rd, 1944 in Wichita, Kansas.

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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 125 125 0
1901 86 86 0
1902 91 91 0
1903 90 90 0
1904 101 101 0
1905 105 105 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 492 492 0
1931 534 534 0
1932 780 775 5
1933 795 786 9
1934 1,000 1,000 0
1935 1,206 1,196 10
1936 2,448 2,439 9 #97 girl name
1937 4,399 4,380 19 #49 girl name
1938 7,074 7,046 28 #31 girl name
1939 10,758 10,714 44 #15 girl name
1940 18,427 18,368 59 #8 girl name
1941 23,800 23,720 80 #5 girl name
1942 31,732 31,611 121 #4 girl name
1943 38,575 38,438 137 #4 girl name
1944 38,525 38,411 114 #3 girl name
1945 41,572 41,461 111 #2 girl name
1946 52,826 52,711 115 #2 girl name
1947 99,901 99,686 215 #1 girl name
1948 96,417 96,209 208 #1 girl name
1949 91,185 91,016 169 #1 girl name
1950 80,562 80,432 130 #1 girl name
1951 74,097 73,972 125 #1 girl name
1952 67,225 67,088 137 #1 girl name
1953 61,389 61,275 114 #2 girl name
1954 55,497 55,381 116 #2 girl name
1955 51,395 51,291 104 #3 girl name
1956 48,172 48,065 107 #3 girl name
1957 44,618 44,500 118 #3 girl name
1958 41,994 41,898 96 #3 girl name
1959 40,532 40,410 122 #3 girl name
1960 37,410 37,314 96 #3 girl name
1961 35,663 35,577 86 #4 girl name
1962 31,551 31,466 85 #5 girl name
1963 27,802 27,717 85 #5 girl name
1964 23,728 23,635 93 #8 girl name
1965 19,398 19,335 63 #8 girl name
1966 15,614 15,561 53 #18 girl name
1967 13,231 13,198 33 #26 girl name
1968 11,409 11,368 41 #28 girl name
1969 10,297 10,248 49 #33 girl name
1970 8,769 8,730 39 #38 girl name
1971 7,402 7,375 27 #42 girl name
1972 5,776 5,743 33 #51 girl name
1973 4,750 4,730 20 #61 girl name
1974 4,102 4,081 21 #75 girl name
1975 3,543 3,523 20 #81 girl name
1976 3,152 3,140 12 #90 girl name
1977 2,931 2,909 22 #99 girl name
1978 2,950 2,935 15 #100 girl name
1979 2,755 2,739 16
1980 2,823 2,805 18
1981 2,746 2,731 15
1982 2,806 2,787 19
1983 2,498 2,474 24
1984 2,346 2,334 12
1985 2,125 2,113 12
1986 1,973 1,952 21
1987 1,945 1,930 15
1988 1,853 1,844 9
1989 1,860 1,843 17
1990 1,670 1,659 11
1991 1,618 1,608 10
1992 1,592 1,580 12
1993 1,495 1,488 7
1994 1,294 1,283 11
1995 1,234 1,234 0
1996 987 987 0
1997 1,098 1,098 0
1998 971 971 0
1999 900 900 0
2000 850 850 0
2001 837 837 0
2002 769 769 0
2003 741 741 0
2004 727 727 0
2005 749 749 0
2006 700 700 0
2007 660 660 0
2008 613 613 0
2009 551 551 0
2010 477 477 0
2011 489 489 0
2012 448 448 0
2013 443 443 0
2014 470 470 0
2015 425 425 0
2016 436 436 0
2017 404 404 0

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Popularity of Linda as a first name

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Popularity of Linda as a last name

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Common last names for Linda

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  • White
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  • Hall
  • Lewis

Common first names for Linda

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Linda U.S.
  White 77.32% 64.26%
  African American 9.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.25% 16.26%

Of Last Name Linda

People with the last name Linda are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Linda

  • What name lists does Linda rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Linda? Linda is the 19th most popular name of all time. As a last name Linda was the 38,103rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Linda have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,456,006 babies born with the first name Linda in the United States. That's more than enough people named Linda to occupy the country of Trinidad and Tobago with an estimated population of 1,317,714 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Linda? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 27 new born babies.
  • When was Linda first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Linda is Tuesday, March 26th, 1861.
  • What year had the most people named Linda born? The highest recorded use of the first name Linda was in 1947 with a total of 99,686 babies. That's a lot of babies named Linda!
  • Random Linda Factoid: According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Linda ranks 2nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, 5,429 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1951.
  • Weird things about the name Linda: Your name in reverse order is Adnil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Laidn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Linda? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 582 people with the last name Linda.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Linda? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Linda as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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