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Linus

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4k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Linus

"Linus" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Flax colored". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

From the name of the second pope, Latin Linus, Ancient Greek Λῖνος (Lînos), of uncertain meaning.

  1. A male given name.

Linus was also found in the following language(s): German, Latin, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Linus

Linus Torvalds is a software engineer. Linus was given the name Linus Benedict Torvalds by his parent Nils Torvalds on December 28th, 1969 in Helsinki.

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Linus Pauling was a scientist in the fields of quantum chemistry and biochemistry. Linus was given the name Linus Carl Pauling on February 28th, 1901 in Portland, Oregon, US. He died on August 19th, 1994.

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Linus Roache is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1973. Linus was given the name Linus William Roache by his parents William Roache and Anna Cropper on February 1st, 1964 in Manchester, Lancashire, England.

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Linus is a pope.

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Linus van Pelt is a fictional character.

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Style of Eye is a house music, techno, and electro (music) disc jockey, record producer, and songwriter. His ongoing career started in 2003. Style was given the name Linus Eklöw on August 29th, 1979.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Linus

Linus is a pope.

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Benjamin Linus is a leader of the others and list of lost characters. Benjamin is also known as Henry Gale and Dean Moriarty.

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Stephanie Okereke Linus is an actor, film director, model (people), actress, director, and model. Stephanie was given the name Stephanie Onyekachi Okereke on October 2nd, 1982 in Ngor Okpala, Imo, Nigeria.

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Alto Linus is a soccer player for the Sabah United FC, T–Team F.C., and Malaysia national football team. Alto was born on September 25th, 1986 in Keningau.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1882 10 0 10
1884 10 0 10
1885 5 0 5
1888 6 0 6
1893 7 0 7
1894 7 0 7
1895 5 0 5
1896 7 0 7
1900 6 0 6
1905 7 0 7
1906 5 0 5
1909 6 0 6
1910 8 0 8
1911 9 0 9
1912 20 0 20
1913 31 0 31
1914 30 0 30
1915 47 0 47
1916 49 0 49
1917 51 0 51
1918 49 0 49
1919 46 0 46
1920 55 0 55
1921 62 0 62
1922 45 0 45
1923 46 0 46
1924 48 0 48
1925 54 0 54
1926 61 0 61
1927 46 0 46
1928 46 0 46
1929 41 0 41
1930 34 0 34
1931 30 0 30
1932 39 0 39
1933 28 0 28
1934 31 0 31
1935 36 0 36
1936 33 0 33
1937 25 0 25
1938 40 0 40
1939 28 0 28
1940 45 0 45
1941 34 0 34
1942 43 0 43
1943 35 0 35
1944 33 0 33
1945 32 0 32
1946 24 0 24
1947 29 0 29
1948 32 0 32
1949 33 0 33
1950 29 0 29
1951 19 0 19
1952 31 0 31
1953 30 0 30
1954 30 0 30
1955 31 0 31
1956 32 0 32
1957 25 0 25
1958 35 0 35
1959 20 0 20
1960 34 0 34
1961 24 0 24
1962 31 0 31
1963 26 0 26
1964 19 0 19
1965 21 0 21
1966 24 0 24
1967 16 0 16
1968 20 0 20
1969 19 0 19
1970 15 0 15
1971 21 0 21
1972 14 0 14
1973 10 0 10
1974 17 0 17
1975 14 0 14
1976 10 0 10
1977 11 0 11
1978 14 0 14
1979 13 0 13
1980 17 0 17
1981 14 0 14
1982 7 0 7
1983 8 0 8
1984 10 0 10
1985 8 0 8
1986 9 0 9
1987 14 0 14
1988 10 0 10
1989 9 0 9
1990 14 0 14
1991 6 0 6
1992 16 0 16
1993 11 0 11
1994 18 0 18
1995 18 0 18
1996 23 0 23
1997 32 0 32
1998 28 0 28
1999 49 0 49
2000 48 0 48
2001 44 0 44
2002 41 0 41
2003 50 0 50
2004 63 0 63
2005 66 0 66
2006 66 0 66
2007 91 0 91
2008 113 0 113
2009 111 0 111
2010 117 0 117
2011 126 0 126
2012 140 0 140
2013 130 0 130
2014 163 0 163
2015 162 0 162
2016 128 0 128

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Popularity of Linus as a first name

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Popularity of Linus as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Linus U.S.
  White 59.83% 64.26%
  African American 11.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 10.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Linus

People with the last name Linus are most frequently White, African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Linus

  • How Popular is the name Linus? Linus is the 4,143rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Linus was the 142,108th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Linus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,224 babies born with the first name Linus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Linus to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Linus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Linus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Linus is Sunday, September 6th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Linus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Linus was in 2014 with a total of 163 babies.
  • Random Linus Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Linus is not a popular baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Linus: Your name in reverse order is Sunil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iunsl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Linus? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 117 people with the last name Linus.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Linus? Linus is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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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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