原Apparently this is a really common middle name, as it is in my family. I've no opposition to it, I rather like it, in fact. I drop my surname a majority of the time and simply go by it (hence my username). I think it is a pretty neutral and 'safe' name. Also, I have read it as meaning waterfall in addition to lake.
原My full name is Karrilynn but nowhere has it and I can't find it. It's not hyphenated and last time I had a name origins and meaning done it said my name came from the old English root name Charles. And I just want to find out if that is correct and what the meaning of my name is.
原Lynn is usually thought to be a boring first name by the young female who bares the name. I'd place money that those on this page who call it a boring name are named Lynn. I speak from experience... I hated my boring name most of my life. I feel terrible for this, as I've matured I have grown to think of it as a lovely name. It sounds strange to foreign ears as the sound of the double 'n' hangs on the tongue and the y draws the sound down in a way that is much different from Linda. Besides, there is no letter more satisfying to write than the capital L.
原WHY DOES THIS SITE HAVE IT LABLED AS UNISEX? JUST WHAT THE ACTUAL HECK?LYNN IS A FEMALES NAME.YOU WANT A MALES VERSION GO WITH LIKE FRANKLIN ETCThis is my middle name and I assure you, it's not unisex. Any male with this name would get laughed at where I'm from.
原Lynn is my middle name. Yes, it is common. But I love it anyway. It makes me feel refreshed. It is beautiful in its simplicity. "Common" doesn't always mean "bad." Names often become popular exactly because there is something very likeable about them... Anyhow, the name Lynn reminds me not only of a crystal waterfall, but also of a glass of refreshing lemonade in the summer. I am glad to have Lynn as my middle name, and would also be pleased to have it as a first name.
原This is my middle name and I hate it. Besides the fact that it's boring and overused as a middle name, I also really don't like the sound of it. It just sounds really unpleasant to me and it feels unpleasant on my tongue when I say it out loud.
原The late Lynn Redgrave (1943-2010), film and stage actress, is a famous bearer of this name. A member of the Redgrave acting family, she is best remembered for her performances in such films like "Georgy Girl" and "Gods and Monsters"; for both she received Academy Award nominations. She was also a breast cancer awareness advocate, before she succumbed to the disease earlier this year on May 2nd.
译晚期的林恩·雷德格雷夫（1943-2010），电影和舞台演员，是这个名字的着名承载者。作为Redgrave演员家庭的成员，她最好记住她在“Georgy Girl”和“Gods and Monsters”等电影中的表演;因为她都获得了奥斯卡金像奖提名。她也是乳腺癌意识倡导者，之前她5月2日在今年早些时候死于该疾病。
原My middle name is Lynn, and I don't much care for it. It sounds like an old lady name. Fortunately enough I don't have to be reminded of the fact that it's my middle name very often, however it does work well with my first name (Samantha). I suppose it could have been worse - I could have been named Samantha Jo. Yikes - that's just so white trash.
原Unlike Lee, which suits both sexes, this name sounds strictly feminine to me, and I can't imagine it on males. Just like Lee, this name is very plain, minimalist, and dull, and totally overused as a middle name. It seems to be the middle name of every other girl or woman from the Bible belt. That has also kind of ruined it for me.
原My impression is that the name Lynn is only given to men in America. I can add to Lynne5's comment above about England - men are NEVER named Lynn in Australia either. (I was quite confused the first time I met a male Lynn!)
原One of 3 protagonists in the GBA game Fire Emblem is named Lyn, the last of her tribe known as the Lorca, later in the game however, her real name is revealed to be Lyndis after finding that she was heir to grandfather's throne as marquis of Lycia. She is also the first female in the series to be in the "lord" class.
原I don't know about "linn" meaning "waterfall" in Scotland and Ireland, but it does indeed mean "pool"; hence Dublin's original Gaelic name "Dubh Linn" (DOOV linn), meaning "Black Pool". "Linn" also means "age" (as in a period of time) or "era" in Irish and Scots Gaelic.
原I like this name quite a bit for a male. I just don't find it appealing for girls, but I'm probably biased because it's a family name (an uncle, cousin, and grandfather of mine all have this as their middle name).
原My middle name is Lynn, and I think it is a nice name. I saw that another meaning for it is "Clear Pool", which is very similar to the origin they give on the website, which is "Lake". It is meant to be a symbol of purity.