Lynette

Pronunciation: le-e-ne-htte-h
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Western Europe

Lynette is a girl's name of Welsh origin, meaning "nymph" or "idol". The name is derived from the Welsh name Eluned, which also means "idol" or "image". It is a variant of the feminine name Lynet, and its roots can be traced back to the dated name Eluned. The addition of "ette" to the end of the name hints that it is a French diminutive of the name Lynn. The name Lynette has a rich history and is deeply rooted in Arthurian legends. In one of Tennyson's stories of Sir Gareth and Lynette, the name emerges as a combination of Welsh, English, and French origins. In Middle French, Lynette refers to the tiny songbird, Linnet, while in English, it means "little beauty". The popularity of the name surged in the 19th century following the story of Sir Gareth and Lady Lynette, which features a strong, determined woman with an acerbic tongue and a righteous, chivalrous knight. The name has since enjoyed a sense of adoration and reverence, making it a preferred choice for parents seeking a romantic name for their daughter.

Lynette Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Lynette is currently #680 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Lynette is currently #368 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Lynette is currently #671 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Lynette is currently #366 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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