Lynda is a fun alternative spelling to the baby name Linda. It became popular in the twentieth century as a standalone name, though before this time, it was a nickname. Lynda is no longer a top 1,000 name as of 1987, however.

Meaning of the name Lynda:

Spanish: pretty one
English: pretty one

Origin of the name Lynda:

Lynda is a spelling variation of the original name Linda, with some stating it is the Spanish version. Originally, Linda was a nickname for any name beginning in the “Lind-” prefix. The word “linda,” however, is the Latin word for “beautiful.”

Symbolism of the name Lynda:

Linda began as a nickname for “Lind-” names in part due to the Latin translation of the word “linda.” It means “beautiful,” which can also mean “pretty one.”

Style of the name Lynda:


Gender of the name Lynda:

Lynda is a unique take on a traditional name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Lynda:


Number of syllables in the name Lynda:


Emotion evoked from the name Lynda:

Lynda feels kind and wholesome. This variation adds uniqueness to it as well.

Alternative spellings for the name Lynda:

  • Linda
  • Lynnda
  • Linnda

Nicknames for the name Lynda:

Popularity of the name Lynda:

Lynda became a top 1,000 option in America in 1932 at number 929. The name rose to a top 100 option from 1947 to 1949, ranking number 77 in 1947. It did come off of the top 1,000 list in 1987, however, ranking at number 952.

Related names for the name Lynda:

Great middle names for Lynda and their meanings:

  • Elise (my God is an oath)
  • Holly (like a dove)
  • Jeanne (Yahweh is gracious)
  • Sophia (wise)
  • Eva (life)
  • Grace (God's grace)
  • Daria (God's gift)
  • Chloe (blooming, fertility)

Famous people with the name Lynda:

  • Lynda Bird (daughter of Lyndon B. Johnson)
  • Lynda Carter (actress, “Wonder Woman”)
  • Lynda Lopez (journalist)
  • Lynda George (actress, “Pieces”)
  • Lynda Barry (cartoonist, novelist)
  • Lynda Benglis (sculptor, painter)
  • Lynda Laurence (singer from The Supremes)
  • Lynda Boyd (actress, “Virgin River”)
  • Lynda Obst (film producer, “Interstellar”)

Lyndas in popular culture:

  • Lynda Moss (character from “Doctor Who”)
  • Lynda van der Klok (character from “Halloween” movies)