Listen to the German pronunciation of Linus. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:
Typically born after 1990
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