Linda

Colors Related to this Name: Blue, Gray

Qualities Related to this Name: Pratical, Dependable

Popularity: This is a very popular name in the US. Ranking #639 in 2013 and #615 in 2014.

Famous People

Linda Cardellini (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Linda Hamilton (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Linda Ronstadt (Movie Actress,Singer,TV Actress), Linda Blair (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Linda Hunt (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Linda Kozlowski (Movie Actress), Linda Thompson (Movie Actress,TV Actress), Linda Evans (TV Actress,Writer)

Meaning

In English

Origin: Latinized short form of Germanic compound names ending in -lind, -linde ‎(“tender, soft”) (English -inda), such as Sieglinde and Dietlinde, and earlier names such as Old High German Irmilinda and Old Low Franconian Frithelind, from Proto-Germanic *linþiz ‎(“gentle, mild”), whence also Old English līþe ‎(“gentle, mild, pliable, limber”) (English lithe). Later associated with Spanish linda ‎(“beautiful”). The name became known through 19th century literature and the opera Linda di Chamounix (1842). More at lithe.

Meaning(s):

-( female name -comes from the Germanic language-).

In French

Meaning(s):

-( female name) of (gem) origin.

In German

Meaning(s):

-( female name) of Germanic origin.

In Swedish

Origin: Germanic origin, cognate with English Linda. First recorded as a Swedish given name in 1833.

Meaning(s):

-( female name).

In Czech

Meaning(s):

-( female name), related to English Linda.

In Danish

Meaning(s):

-( female name) of (gem) origin.

In Estonian

Origin: The Germanic name Linda was already known in Estonia when Fr.R.Kreutzwald chose it to his Kalevipoeg (1861), based on the assumption that the place name Lindanise (Tallinn) would derive from the given name Linda. By folk etymology associated with Estonian lind ‎(“bird”) and lendama ‎(“to fly”).

Meaning(s):

-The mother of Kalevipoeg in the Estonian national epic.

-( female name).

In Finnish

Origin: Of Germanic origin, cognate with English Linda. First recorded in Finland in 1833 .

Meaning(s):

-( female name)

In Latvian

Origin: First recorded as a given name of Latvians at the end of the 19th century. From Estonian Linda, and also of Germanic origin.

Meaning(s):

-( female name).

In Norwegian

Origin: Of Germanic origin, cognate with English Linda. First recorded in Norway in the 19th century.

Meaning(s):

-( female name).