US Popularity:3064
Meaning:Flax, flaxen-haired
Linus is a Greek boy’s name that means “flax” or “flaxen-haired.” In Greek mythology, Linus is the son of Apollo. A talented musician, he was killed by his father because he rivaled the Olympian god’s own musical talents. In another myth, he was the music teacher of both Hercules and Orpheus. More recently though, Linus is associated with Linus Van Pelt, the best friend of Charlie Brown. Whether baby Linus is named for your favorite Peanuts character or after the Greek musical genius, he will grow up with a name rich in cultural meaning.

Linus Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Linus is currently #1751 on The Bump
Boy:Linus is currently #508 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Linus is currently #3064 in U.S. births
Boy:Linus is currently #979 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 233
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 460

  • Behind the Name, Linus, December 2022

  • Name Doctor, Linus

  • Theoi, Apollon Family

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