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Of French, Greek and Welsh origin.

From the Old French “linett”, derived from the word “lin”, meaning “flax”.

Associated with the Greek masculine name Linos, and its Latinized form Linus.

It’s Welsh origin is due to the name’s connection with the names Luned and Eluned from the Welsh word “eilun”, meaning “image”.

Linnet is also associated with the linnets, the lovely small passerine birds of the finch family.

Other forms of the name are Lynette, Linette, Linda, Lin, Luned, Eluned, Lynda, Belinda, Linni.