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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Lynx
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  1. [Zoöl] Any one of several species of feline animals of the genus Felis, and subgenus Lynx. They have a short tail, and usually a pencil of hair on the tip of the ears.
  2. [Astron] One of the northern constellations.

Note: ☞ Among the well-known species are the European lynx (Felis borealis); the Canada lynx or loup-cervier (Felis Canadensis syn. Lynx lynx); the bay lynx of America (Felis rufa), and its western spotted variety (var. maculata); and the pardine lynx (Felis pardina) of Southern Europe.

Etymology: L. lynx lyncis, Gr. ly`gx; akin to AS. lox, G. luchs, prob. named from its sharp sight, and akin to E. light. See Light (n.), and cf. Ounce an animal

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  1. Short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears; valued for their fur
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From Middle English lynx, from Latin lynx, from Ancient Greek λύγξ (lúnx), from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (“white; light; bright”), because of the cat's glowing eyes and ability to see in the dark. Replaced Old English lox.

  1. Any of several medium-sized wild cats, mostly of the genus Lynx.

lynx was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, French, and Latin

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Emcee Lynx is a political hip hop, celtic hip hop, hip hop music, and celtic fusion rapping, record producer, and songwriter. He plays Vocalist, Producer, and Record producer. He was most prominent from 2001 to 2011. Emcee was given the name Jedediah .

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Fun Facts about the name Lynx

  • How Popular is the name Lynx? Lynx is the 39,028th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Lynx have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 85 babies born with the first name Lynx in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lynx 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 Lynx? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2008 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Lynx first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lynx is Saturday, October 22nd, 1983.
  • What year had the most people named Lynx born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lynx was in 2017 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Lynx: Your name in reverse order is Xnyl. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lxny. How do you pronounce that?

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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)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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