Linus

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Denmark Danish
Finland Finnish

Origin and Meaning

1) Latin form of Greek Λινος (Linos) of uncertain origin and meaning. [1] Maybe it is taken from the refrain of a lament sung at harvest in Argos / Greece: oi lann, ai lenn = 'woe betide us' [2] [3]

2) Short form of names ending on -linus [2]

3) Male form of Lina [3]

Related Names

Liinus
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Finish
Linus
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish

For female forms see Lina

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Linus
Genitive: Linus'
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Linus
Genitive: Linuksen
Partitive: Linusta
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Linus
Genitive: Linus'
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Linus
Genitive: Linus' / Linus

Name Days

Denmark Denmark

23 September

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

23 September

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

3 May

Sweden Sweden

26 November

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Linus Benedict Torvalds (born 1969), Finlandswedish software engineer and initiator of the Linux operation system

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[5]
0 3 19467 23713
Norway Norway[6]
0 n.a. 1488 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[7]
0 n.a. 1001 n.a.
Finland Finland[8]
0 0 n.a. 1332
  #: 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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Linus(m) Sources: [5][7][6][8]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Linus(m) Sources: [9]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Linus(m)

Sources: [5] [7] [6] [8]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. details see Name Statistic tables