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Linda is a first name typically given to girls, but in rare cases also used as a boys name.

Linda is a common name for girl.

The name Linda isn’t among the current fashionable names in our top 10 stats, but nonetheless, it’s still very popular and common. In our SmartGenius ranking of all girls names, Linda ranks 630. Recently, out of every 10,000 newborn girls, approximately 3 were named Linda. In total, there are currently 1,450,630 people – children, adults and seniors – named Linda living in the United States, which is approximately 0.43 % of the entire population.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

What does the name 
Linda mean?

Linda derived from the Germanic Linde, which means ‘soft, tender’ and was a short form of names like Dietlinde and Sieglinde. Because of the Spanish word ‘linda’ for ‘pretty’, the name is also associated with this meaning.

Linda was the... most popular girl's name in the US around 1950: 1 of 20 newborns had that name. Before and after that, it was a rare name.

Linda -
a top 10 name in Indiana, at home in the entire USA

Regardless of where you live in the US, chances are you know someone called Linda. Because: There are women and girls named Linda in every state in the USA. If this does not sound particularly spectacular to you, you should know that of the more than 50,000 different female first names that occur in the USA, just 537 are recorded in each individual state, so the name Linda is definitely something very special. In some regions it even makes it into the top 10 of the most popular female first names, for example in Indiana, where Linda ranks on place 2, making it one of the most common female first names in the entire state. The greatest chance of meeting Linda, however, is in West Virginia, where one in 71 girls and women bears this beautiful name – that is far above average – in the entire USA it is only one in 106, women and girls and in Nevada, where the name is least represented in relation to the population, you even have to ask an average of 222 women and girls for their name before you once get Linda as an answer.

Linda has 5 letters 
and begins with an L

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter L is a particularly popular initial letter for girls' names – 6.8% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for girls’ names are A and S.

With five letters, the name Linda is comparatively short. In fact, 17.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly five letters. Only 7% of all first names are even shorter, while 75% have more than five letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that with 6.8% of all girls' names that begin with an L, this first letter is much more common than the other letters on average. If you are now wondering which girls' name with L is the most common... the answer is Linda.

Other names with 
L, i, n, d and a

If you take all the letters in the name Linda – L, i, n, d and a – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Landi or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Linda

If your name is Linda and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Linda

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Linda, you can simply say:






This is how the name Linda is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Linda in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Linda

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Linda is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Linda

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Linda sounds like this: