[ 2 syll. ly-net-te, lyn-e-tte ] The baby girl name Lynette is also used as a boy name, though the use for girls is far more popular. It is pronounced LihN-EHT †. Lynette's origin is Germanic, Old French, and Welsh, and its use, English. Welsh origin: It is derived from the word eilun with the meaning 'likeness, image, idol'. The source is Luned, itself a short form of the Welsh Eluned. In medieval French Arthurian literature, the French writer Chrétien de Troyes used the form Lunete for the name of the heroine; other transcriptions include Linet or Linette. The form Lynette was adopted by English speakers in the 19th century, after it was first made well-known by Lord Tennyson's poem Gareth and Lynette (1872), which is part of his Arthurian epic Idylls of the King (1856-1885). In modern times, the name can be taken as a diminutive of Lynn, and it has also been associated with the linnet bird.
In addition, Lynette is a form (English) of Linda.
Lynette is also a form of the English Linnet.
Lynette is also a familiar form (English) of the English and German Lynn.
Lynette has 20 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Lanette, Lenette, Linet, Linett, Linetta, Linette, Linnetta, Linnette, Linytte, Lonette, Lynessa, Lynet, Lynete, Lynett, Lynetta, Lynley, and Lynnet. Other English forms include the spelling variants Linnet and Lynnette. The Welsh Lyneth is a form of Lynette that is used in foreign languages.
Lynette is an uncommon baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1965, 0.077% of baby girls were named Lynette. It was #225 in rank then. The baby name has fallen from favor since then, and is currently used only on a very light scale. In 2018, within the family of girl names directly related to Lynette, Linda was the most popular. In the last century Lynette has primarily been a baby girl name.
Baby names that sound like Lynette include Linet, Linett, Linette, Linnet, Linnette, Lynett, Lynnette, Landea, Landee, Landey, Landi, Landie, Landy, Lanty, Leland, Lenet, Lenette, Linday, Lindea, and Lindee.
† Pronunciation for Lynette: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"