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- The female name is used as a fanciful spelling variant of Lyn, shortened from the common -lyn/-line ending of women's names, as in Carolyn, Evelyn, Gwendolyn.
- A habitational surname.
- Any of several place names (outside Britain named for persons with the surname).
- A male given name usually appearing as a middle name.
- A female given name, popular as a middle name.
- 1595 William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 3, Act IV, Scene V
- King Edward. But whither shall we then?
- Hastings. To Lynn, my lord; and ship from thence to Flanders.
- 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.