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- A local name for King's Lynn, Norfolk.
- c. 1591–1592, William Shakespeare, “The Third Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene v]:
- King Edward. But whither shall we then?
Hastings. To Lynn, my lord; and ship from thence to Flanders.
- An English habitational surname from Welsh, from King's Lynn in Norfolk, from Welsh llyn (“lake”) or Old English lean (“reward”, implying land tenure).
- A Scottish habitational surname from Scottish Gaelic, from Scottish Gaelic linne (“firth; pond, pool; waterfall”).
- A surname from German, an anglicization of Lind.
- A surname from Irish, a variant of Flynn.
- A male given name transferred from the surname, usually used as a middle name.
- A female given name transferred from the surname, popular as a middle name.
- A female given name, variant of Lyn, popular as a middle name.
- A city in Massachusetts; named for King's Lynn, Norfolk.
- A town in Indiana.
- A town in Wisconsin.
- A town in Alabama.
- A town in Arkansas.
- A community in Nova Scotia.
- A river in Ontario, flowing from the town of Simcoe into Lake Erie.
- An unincorporated community in Nebraska.
- An unincorporated community in Utah; named for founder John Lind.
- An unincorporated community in West Virginia.
- A former settlement in California; named for the city in Massachusetts.
- A Virginia Beach; Lynnhaven section of Virginia Beach, VA.
- 1989 Ann Richards, Peter Knobler, Straight from the Heart: My Life in Politics and Other Places, Simon and Schuster, →ISBN, page 91
- David's father's name was Leon, and those people who didn't call him Dick called him Lynn. And I loved my former professor Ralph Lynn, so I named my baby Lynn Cecile.
- 2007 Susan Richards Shreve, Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR's Polio Haven, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, →ISBN, page 67
- He called me Mary because I had told him my middle name was Mary and I was called by that name at home, although my middle name was Lynn. But neither Susan or Lynn seemed right for a Quaker girl converting to Catholicism.