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Lynn (F)>

Lynn (female)

Diminutive for:Lynette (F)
Pet Name for:Belinda (F) Caroline (F) Carolyn (F) Gaylin (F) Lindsay (F)
Derivative(s):Gaylin (F) Lynette (F) Marilyn (F) Marylyn (F)
Derivative of:Caroline (F) Linda (F)
Can be spelt:Lin (F) Lyn (F) Lynne (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English, originally a diminutive of Linda or a pet name for a number of forenames containing the element "-lin-" or "-lyn-", some of which are listed, above.  Now may be a given name in its own right.