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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Linville

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Alt. Meaning

L is for life, that you live so well.

I is for innovator, always improving

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

V is for valentine, a sweetheart you are!

I is for inventor, how many things will you create?

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

E is for early, promptness is a virtue

Notable Persons With the Last Name Linville

Larry Linville was an actor. He was most active from 1960 to 1996. Larry was given the name Lawrence Lavon Linville on September 29th, 1939 in Ojai, California. He left this life on April 10th, 2000.


Joanne Linville is an actress. She was most prominent from 1950 to 2005. Joanne was given the name Beverly Joanne Linville on January 15th, 1928 in Bakersfield, California, U.S. Joanne is also known as Linville and Beverly Joanne.


Kelli was born in 1948.


Shelby Linville was a basketball player. Shelby was born on November 8th, 1929 in Dayton, Kentucky. He left this life on August 5th, 2008.


Where is the name Linville popular?

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Popularity of Linville as a last name

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Common last names for Linville

  • Brown
  • Smith

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Linville U.S.
  White 93.55% 64.26%
  African American 1.70% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.55% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.01% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Linville

People with the last name Linville are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Linville

  • How Popular is the name Linville? Linville is the 18,405th most popular name of all time. As a last name Linville was the 4,717th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Linville have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 407 babies born with the first name Linville in the United States. That's more than enough people named Linville to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Linville? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Linville first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Linville is Wednesday, June 14th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Linville born? The highest recorded use of the first name Linville was in 1942 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Linville Factoid: According to the 1941 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Linville is not a popular baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Kentucky have the same name as you in 1941.
  • Weird things about the name Linville: Your name in reverse order is Ellivnil. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ivelliln. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Linville? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,517 people with the last name Linville.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Linville? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Linville as their last name.

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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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