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Origin and Meaning
Image by Henripekka Kallio,
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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.
Earliest Documented Usage
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No recent statistics trend found in databases for Linnæa.
- ↑ Wikimedia Commons: Image by Henripekka Kallio, source & license
- ↑ Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
- ↑ Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
- ↑ Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
- ↑ Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
- ↑ Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
- ↑ Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
- ↑ Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi