Linda

Linda - A very unique female name



  May 24,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Linda, meaning pretty, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #333. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Linda and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Linda? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Linda. The baby girl name Linda was given to 376 baby girls in 2012, ranking #665 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,759 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Linda peaked in popularity 72 years ago in 1947 on position 1.



Famous with this name

Linda Fiorentino
Linda Cardellini
Linda Hamilton


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Linda is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Linda is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #414 - and is the least popular in North Carolina at position #1,130.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Linda is where you live.


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Linda origin and meaning

Linda is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means pretty. To see famous people named Linda, pop culture references for the name Linda and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Linda

We've found the following names that sound similar to Linda, sorted by popularity.

Lynda / Lynette / Lynnette / Lawanda / Lindy / Lanette / Linette / Lanita / Londa / Lyndi /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012665
2011597
2010616
2009560
2008503
2007490
2006456
2005418
2004417
2003406
2002381
2001355
2000357
1999339
1998313
1997266
1996297
1995230
1994220
1993199
1992192
1991186
1990176
1989157
1988155
1987144
1986148
1985139
1984119
1983118
1982107
1981111
1980110
1979114
1978100
197799
197690
197581
197475
197361
197251
197142
197038
196933
196828
196726
196618
19658
19648
19635
19625
19614
19603
19593
19583
19573
19563
19553
19542
19532
19521
19511
19501
19491
19481
19471
19462
19452
19443
19434
19424
19415
19408
193915
193831
193748
193697
1935164
1934182
1933216
1932218
1931270
1930298
1929290
1928277
1927295
1926303
1925319
1924315
1923315
1922336
1921342
1920351
1919409
1918374
1917375
1916372
1915353
1914378
1913314
1912333
1911365
1910333

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California414
New York445
Pennsylvania448
Kentucky481
Texas499
Ohio556
New Jersey661
Virginia709
Wisconsin727
Massachusetts752
Illinois761
Tennessee782
Georgia795
Indiana847
Arizona848
Washington898
Florida916
Maryland976
Michigan1024
North Carolina1130

Even more about Linda


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Linda a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Linda?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1947
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Linda
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,759
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +376

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