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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lyne

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Lyne
  1. Obsolete form of linen.

lyne was also found in the following language(s): Danish and Middle English

Notable Persons Named Lyne

Lyne Renée is an actress. Lyne was given the name Line Van Wambeke on May 17th, 1979. Lyne is also known as Van Wambeke and Line (birth name).


Lyne Bessette is a cyclist. Lyne was born on March 10th, 1975 in Brome Lake, Quebec.


Lyne Charlebois is a film, television and music video director, and photographer. Her ongoing career started in 1980.


Lyne Chardonnet was an actor. Lyne was born on May 5th, 1943 in Paris. She died on December 11th, 1980.


Lyne was born on January 23rd, 1978.


Lyne was born on April 21st, 1822. He left this life on January 31st, 1906.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Lyne

Adrian Lyne is a director, screenwriter, and producer. He was most active from 1976 to present. Adrian was born on March 4th, 1941 in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom.


Charlie was born in 1991.


Sir William John Lyne was a member of parliament. He was most prominent from 1899 to 1901. William was born on April 6th, 1844 in Tasmania. He breathed his last breath on August 3rd, 1913.


Sir Roderic Lyne is a List of ambassadors of the United Kingdom to Russia. Roderic was born on March 31st, 1948.


His military service ended in 1949. Lewis was born in 1899. He passed away in 1970.


Andrew Geoffrey Lyne is a scientist. Andrew was born on July 13th, 1942.


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Popularity of Lyne as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lyne U.S.
  White 88.61% 64.26%
  African American 4.47% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.19% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.92% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lyne

People with the last name Lyne are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Lyne

  • How Popular is the name Lyne? Lyne is the 26,398th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lyne was the 23,238th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lyne have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 207 babies born with the first name Lyne in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lyne 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 Lyne? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Lyne first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lyne is Monday, October 31st, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Lyne born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lyne was in 1957 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Lyne: Your name in reverse order is Enyl. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ylen. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lyne? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,097 people with the last name Lyne.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lyne? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lyne as their last name since less than 1 person in 270k 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.