Popularity:2902
Origin:Swedish
Other Origin(s):Scandinavian
Meaning:Lime tree, linden tree
Linnea is a girl’s name of Swedish and Scandanavian origin. This name translates to “lime tree” or “linden tree,” but also has connections to 18th-century Swedish scientist Carl Linnaeus, known as the father of modern taxonomy. Linnaeus also refers to a delicate twinflower, which became a personal emblem for the scientist. Through this, Linnea also counts as an alternative floral name. You might choose this name to honor your love of scientific studies, or inspire a fascination for them in baby’s future. Linnea is a lovely and light feminine name, sure to make a positive impression on anyone who hears it.
Sources
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg, 205

  • Behind the Name, Linnea, April 2019

  • Name Doctor, Linnéa

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