From German Names

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German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Linus. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born after 1990

Origin and Meaning

1) Latin form of Greek Λινος (Linos) of uncertain origin and meaning. Maybe it is taken from the refrain of a lament sung at harvest in Argos / Greece: oi lann, ai lenn = 'woe betide us'

2) Short form of names ending on -linus

3) Male form of Lina

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