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FOR REAL: Originally a surname derived from the Welsh word for "waterfall," Lynn was mostly used for boys until the 20th century. Sometimes it is a pet form of Linda/Lynda. In the USA it is more common as a middle name for girls these days, probably because it's so short that it sounds harmonious with many longer names.

diminutives: Lynnie

related names: Lynette, Linda

Other spellings recorded: Lyn, Lynne