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Linda can refer to:

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Geography

  • Linda, California, a census-designated place in Yuba County, California
  • Linda, Tasmania, a town near Mount Lyell and adjacent to the town of Gormanston, Tasmania
  • Linda, Abkhazia, an Estonian village in Abkhazia, Georgia
  • Linda River, river in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia
  • Linda, Thuringia, in Germany.

Meteorology

Science and technology

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Wiktionary

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See also linda

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English

Alternative spellings

Etymology

Latinized short form of Germanic compound names ending in -lind(e)"tender, soft", such as Sieglinde and Dietlinde; later associated with Spanish linda "beautiful". The name became known through 19th century literature and the opera Linda di Chamounix (1842).

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Singular
Linda

Plural
-

Linda

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes

Linda was the most popular name for women born in the U.S. 1947-1952.

Related terms

Quotations

  • 1752 Countess D'Aulnoi, Thomas Parnell: The Court of Queen Mab. Tales of Fairies. London,M.Cooper, MDCCLII.page 328:
    The Orange-Tree stood in a Wood which belong'd to a Princess, who liv'd in a magnificent Palace not far off, and us'd to walk there. This Princess was young, beautiful and witty, and her Name Linda.
  • 1946 Jack Lawrence: Linda ( a popular song ) :
    When I go to sleep / I never count sheep / I count all the charms about Linda.

Anagrams


Czech

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Proper noun

Linda f.

  1. A female given name, cognate to Linda.

Danish

Proper noun

Linda

  1. A female given name of Germanic origin.

Estonian

Etymology

The Germanic name Linda was already known in Estonia when Fr.R.Kreutzwald chose it to his Kalevipoeg (1861), based on the assumption that the place name Lindanise (Tallinn) would derive from the given name Linda. By folk etymology associated with Estonian lind (bird) and lendama (to fly)

Proper noun

Linda

  1. The mother of Kalevipoeg in the Estonian national epic.
  2. A female given name.

Usage notes

  • Popular in the beginning of the 20th century.

Related terms


Finnish

Proper noun

Linda

  1. A female given name of Germanic origin.

Declension


French

Proper noun

Linda

  1. A female given name of Germanic origin.

German

Proper noun

Linda

  1. A female given name of Germanic origin.

Norwegian

Proper noun

Linda

  1. A female given name of Germanic origin.

Swedish

Proper noun

Linda

  1. A female given name of Germanic origin.







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