Name Lyn – origin and meaning

The first name Lyn is female and male.

Origin of Lyn

Lyn derived from an English surname and was a male name in former times, but today it is mostly a girl’s name. Lyn is as well a short form of names like Linda, Lina, Carolyn.

Meaning of Lyn

Lyn means “lake” (from Welsh “llyn”) and “soft”, “mild”, “flexible” (from Old German “lind”).

Pronunciation of Lyn

Alternate spelling

Lin Linn Lynn


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