Linnæa

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish

Origin and Meaning

Linnaea borealis.jpg
Linnæa borealis
Image by Henripekka Kallio,[1]
licensed under Creative Commons

Linnæa borealis is the Latin name of the twinflower (flower). It was named after the Swedish botanist Carl Ingemarsson (born on 23th May, 1707), who named himself Carolus Linnæus on his journeys, Linnæus being a Latinisation of the Swedish word lind = 'linden tree' (see LIND). When he was ennobled, his last name was changed again: Carl von Linné.

In Sweden, every province has got its own 'province-flower' (landskapsblomma), and linnæa borealis is the flower of Småland, which was Linnæus' home landscape.

Related Names

     
Linea Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Danish Finnish Norwegian Swedish
Linnea Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Danish Finnish Norwegian Swedish
Linne Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Danish Finnish Norwegian Sami Swedish
Linné Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Swedish
Linnéa Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Danish Finnish Swedish
Linnæa Frequency of occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today Swedish

See also Linn, Nea, Nina, Valma, Vanamo

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Sweden: 1842 [2] [3]

Statistics

Name count per country
CountryCommonnessFemale ♀ Male ♂Trend
Statimg f legend.pngStatimg m legend.pngas main name#also aux. name&as main name#also aux. name&
Sweden Sweden[4] Statimg f1.pngStatimg m0.png 2 3 0 0 Statimg trend 999.png
Denmark Denmark[5] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m0.png 0 n.a. 0 n.a Statimg trend 999.png
Norway Norway[6] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m0.png 0 0 0 0 Statimg trend 999.png
Finland Finland[7] Statimg f0.pngStatimg m0.png 0 0 0 0 Statimg trend 999.png
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Linnæa.

Sources: [4] [5] [6] [7]

References

  1. Wikimedia Commons: Image by Henripekka Kallio, source & license
  2. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  3. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  5. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  6. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi