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Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Lyn
A waterfall. See Lin.
Wiktionary
  1. A short form of female given names ending in -lyn, such as Evelyn and Carolyn; also used as a formal middle name.
  2. The name of two short rivers in North Devon, England, the East Lyn and West Lyn, which converge at Lynmouth before flowing into the Bristol Channel.

Notable Persons Named Lyn

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Lyn Collins was a funk, soul music, rhythm, and blues musician. She was most active from 1962 to 2005. Lyn was given the name Gloria Lavern Collins on June 12th, 1948 in Lexington, Texas. Lyn is also known as Female Preacher". She breathed her last breath on March 13th, 2005.

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Lyn Paul is a musician. She has been prominent since 1960. Lyn was given the name Lynda Susan Belcher on February 16th, 1949 in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England.

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Lyn Brown is a for West Ham and Member of parliament. She has been prominent since 2005. Lyn was born on April 13th, 1960 in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Lyn St. James is a racing driver. Lyn was born on March 13th, 1947 in Willoughby, Ohio.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Lyn

Nicole Lyn is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1987 to 2013. Nicole was given the name Nicole Stephanie Danielle Lyn on February 24th, 1978 in Brampton.

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Dawn Lyn is an actress. Her career lasted from 1970 to 1978. Dawn was given the name Dawn Lyn Nervik on January 11th, 1963 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Jacquie Lyn was a child actor and child actress. She was most active from 1931 to 1931. Jacquie was given the name Jaquelyn Dufton on September 3rd, 1928 in London, England, UK. Jacquie is also known as Jackie Lyn Dufton, Jacquelyn Woll, Jacquie Lynn, Dufton, and Jaquelyn. She passed away on March 21st, 2002.

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Robbie Lyn is a reggae musician. His ongoing career started in 1970. Robbie was given the name Robert Bernard Lyn in 1951 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Keon Lyn is a football player. Keon was born on March 5th, 1992 in Miami.

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George was born in 1932. He passed away on July 17th, 2013.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1896 5 0 5
1914 5 0 5
1915 15 9 6
1916 6 0 6
1917 16 10 6
1918 6 6 0
1919 6 0 6
1920 6 0 6
1921 16 6 10
1923 6 0 6
1924 13 13 0
1925 6 6 0
1926 19 13 6
1927 20 13 7
1928 20 14 6
1929 15 15 0
1930 23 14 9
1931 35 26 9
1932 26 18 8
1933 28 18 10
1934 46 28 18
1935 30 20 10
1936 42 23 19
1937 52 32 20
1938 53 35 18
1939 78 52 26
1940 86 59 27
1941 96 60 36
1942 104 77 27
1943 133 104 29
1944 162 125 37
1945 166 138 28
1946 254 204 50
1947 284 225 59
1948 244 200 44
1949 237 195 42
1950 243 182 61
1951 266 223 43
1952 290 245 45
1953 312 261 51
1954 330 274 56
1955 304 268 36
1956 318 277 41
1957 315 280 35
1958 264 237 27
1959 244 200 44
1960 250 216 34
1961 248 214 34
1962 303 280 23
1963 230 198 32
1964 236 201 35
1965 186 161 25
1966 153 131 22
1967 166 146 20
1968 171 122 49
1969 148 120 28
1970 131 106 25
1971 142 111 31
1972 95 81 14
1973 98 81 17
1974 70 60 10
1975 84 72 12
1976 60 51 9
1977 57 48 9
1978 48 40 8
1979 61 50 11
1980 45 37 8
1981 46 39 7
1982 42 32 10
1983 34 29 5
1984 26 21 5
1985 26 18 8
1986 14 14 0
1987 30 25 5
1988 18 18 0
1989 25 19 6
1990 31 24 7
1991 13 13 0
1992 14 14 0
1993 18 13 5
1994 21 14 7
1995 11 11 0
1996 5 5 0
1997 13 13 0
1998 15 15 0
1999 5 5 0
2000 5 5 0
2001 9 9 0
2002 6 6 0
2003 7 7 0
2004 11 11 0
2005 7 7 0
2006 11 11 0
2007 5 5 0
2008 6 6 0
2009 6 6 0
2010 8 8 0
2011 7 7 0
2012 7 7 0
2013 5 5 0
2015 6 6 0
2016 8 8 0
2017 7 7 0

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Popularity of Lyn as a first name

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Popularity of Lyn as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lyn U.S.
  White 17.83% 64.26%
  African American 37.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 25.22% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 14.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lyn

People with the last name Lyn are most frequently White, African American, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Lyn

  • How Popular is the name Lyn? Lyn is the 2,716th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lyn was the 22,827th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lyn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,755 babies born with the first name Lyn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lyn to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lyn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Lyn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lyn is Friday, February 18th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Lyn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lyn was in 1957 with a total of 280 babies.
  • Random Lyn Factoid: According to the 1958 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lyn is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 33 babies in California have the same name as you in 1958.
  • Weird things about the name Lyn: Your name in reverse order is Nyl. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nly. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lyn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,122 people with the last name Lyn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lyn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lyn as their last name since less than 1 person in 263k 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.