Lynn - Meaning of Lynn
[ 1 syll. lyn(n), ly-nn ] The baby boy name Lynn is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being more common. Its pronunciation is LIHN †. Lynn is used predominantly in the English and Welsh languages, and it is derived from Chinese, Old English, and Celtic origins. As a masculine name Lynn is mostly used in Wales; it first appeared in use in the early 19th century. See Lynn for more information.
Lynn is a variant of the name Lin (English).
Lynn is also a pet form (English and Welsh) of the name Lindsay (English and Scottish).
Lynn is also a short form (English and Welsh) of the name Llewellyn (Welsh).
Lynn is also a variant of the name Lyndon (English).
Lynn is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 1941, 0.107% of baby boys were given the name Lynn. Its ranking then was #141. The baby name has since substantially fallen in popularity, and is currently of sporadic use. Out of all boy names in its group, Lynn was nonetheless the most widely used in 2018. Though Lynn is more popular as a girl name today, there was a period before 1941 that it was given more often to boys. From 1942 on, increasingly more girls than boys were named Lynn. In 1986, Lynn as a girl name outnumbered its use as a boy name by 6 times.
† Pronunciation for Lynn: L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"