Linda

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latinized short form of Germanic compound names ending in -lind(e)"tender, soft", such as Sieglinde and Dietlinde; later associated with Spanish linda "beautiful". The name became known through 19th century literature and the opera Linda di Chamounix (1842).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Linda

  1. A female given name.
    • 1752 Countess D'Aulnoi, Thomas Parnell: The Court of Queen Mab. Tales of Fairies. London,M.Cooper, MDCCLII.page 328:
      The Orange-Tree stood in a Wood which belong'd to a Princess, who liv'd in a magnificent Palace not far off, and us'd to walk there. This Princess was young, beautiful and witty, and her Name Linda.
    • 1946 Jack Lawrence: Linda ( a popular song ) :
      When I go to sleep / I never count sheep / I count all the charms about Linda.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Linda was the most popular name for women born in the U.S. 1947-1952.

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Czech[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Linda f

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Linda.

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Linda

  1. A female given name of Germanic origin.

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Proper noun[edit]

Linda

  1. The mother of Kalevipoeg in the Estonian national epic.
  2. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular in the beginning of the 20th century.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlindɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Lin‧da

Proper noun[edit]

Linda

  1. A female given name

Declension[edit]


French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Linda

  1. A female given name of Germanic origin.

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Linda

  1. A female given name of Germanic origin.

Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Linda f

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Linda was the only given name of 7434 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Linda

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 15 064 females with the given name Linda living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Linda

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 51 300 females with the given name Linda living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.