[ 1 syll. lyn, ly-n ] The baby girl name Lyn is also used as a boy name, though it is more often a girl name. It is pronounced LIHN †. Lyn is of Germanic, Old English, and Welsh origin. It is used mainly in English and German.
Lyn is a form of Linda in the English and German languages.
Lyn is also a shortening of the English and Scottish Lindsay in the English language.
Lyn is also a spelling variant of the English and German Lynn in the English language.
Lyn is rare as a baby girl name. At the modest peak of its usage in 1962, 0.014% of baby girls were named Lyn. It was #594 in rank then. The baby name has suffered a marked drop in frequency since then, and is of only irregular use today. Out of the family of girl names directly related to Lyn, Emmalyn was the most popular in 2018. Lyn has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls. In 1954, 5 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Lyn.
† Pronunciation for Lyn: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"