Linnea

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See also: linnea and Linnéa

English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Linnea

  1. A female given name of Swedish origin, occasionally used since the twentieth century.

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlinːeɑ]
  • Hyphenation: Lin‧ne‧a

Proper noun[edit]

Linnea

  1. A female given name borrowed from Swedish in the nineteenth century.

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Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Linnea

  1. A female given name borrowed from Sweden in the nineteenth century.

Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A flower name coined in the eighteenth century, from Linnaea borealis, twinflower, named after the Swedish botanist Carl von Linné( 1707-1778). His original family name Linnaeus was a Latinization of Swedish Lind (linden tree). First recorded as a Swedish given name in 1842 as Linnaea.

Proper noun[edit]

Linnea

  1. A female given name.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 67 376 females with the given name Linnea (compared to 94 490 named Linnéa) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with frequency peaks in the 19th century and in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.