Linnea: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Linnea

[lin-NAY-ah]

When Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus discovered the "twinflower," he loved it so much he named it after himself -- hence the name Linnea.

Nicknames:

Lin, Linnie, Lina, Nea.

Famous people named Linnea:

Poet Linnea Johnson; actresses Linnea Quigley and Linnea Berthelsen; novelist Linnea Sinclair; figure skater Linnea Mellgren.

Fun fact:

There is a children's book called Linnea in Monet's Garden, written by Christina Bjork.

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