Linda (name)
Linda may refer to:* Linda , a female given name * Linda , stage name of Svetlana Geiman, a Russian singer* "Linda" , a popular song written by Jack Lawrence...

 is a female given name.
  • The name might be derived from the same root as the linden
    Tilia is a genus of about 30 species of trees native throughout most of the temperate Northern Hemisphere. The greatest species diversity is found in Asia, and the genus also occurs in Europe and eastern North America, but not western North America...

     tree, from Germanic lind meaning "soft, tender" ultimately from a Celtic
    Celtic languages
    The Celtic languages are descended from Proto-Celtic, or "Common Celtic"; a branch of the greater Indo-European language family...

     root. The image of the tree is used to indicate a gentle personality.
  • It may also come from the neo Latin language (Italian, Spanish or Portuguese) word linda, which is the feminine form of lindo, meaning "beautiful, pretty, cute" or "cleaned" (Spanish).
  • Alternatively it may be derived from the mythical creature/concept known as ouroboros, in the variations "Celt Lindworm" (a wingless bipedal dragon) and "Scandinavian Lindworm" (a seaserpent).

  • Muchalinda, Mucalinda or Mucilinda is also the name of the naga (snake-like being), who protected the Buddha from the elements after his enlightenment.

In some languages, such as German, the name is frequently used in combination with another name, using the suffix "-linde", for example in Sieglinde or Heidelinde.

Lynda is a common variant spelling of the name in English. Among other names in use in English speaking countries that include the -linda suffix are Melinda
- Etymology :The modern name Melinda is a combination of "Mel" with the suffix "-inda"."Mel" can be derived from names such as Melanie meaning "dark, black" in Greek, or from Melissa meaning "honeysuckle" in Greek...

, Belinda
The name Belinda is a common female first name of unknown etymology. It may have been coined from Italian bella "beautiful". Some scholars have speculated that Belinda derives from the Germanic given name Betlindis, or possibly a contracted form of Old High German Betlinde, meaning "bright serpent"...

, Celinda, Rosalinda and Mirlinda.

It can also be a related name for Lindsay
Lindsay may refer to:*Clan Lindsay, a Scottish family clan*Lindsay , a surname derived from the Scottish clan namePlacenames*Division of Lindsay, an electoral district in the Australian House of Representatives*Lindsay, California, USA...


The name day
Name day
A name day is a tradition in many countries in Europe and Latin America that consists of celebrating the day of the year associated with one's given name....

s for Linda are on September 1 (Czech Rep.), June 20 (Sweden), April 15 (Finland/Germany), February 13 (Hungary, Poland), September 2 (Slovakia), September 4 (Poland) and August 21 (Latvia).

Notable people

  • Linda (musician)
    Linda (musician)
    Linda is a stage name for Svetlana Lvovna Geiman , a Russian singer. Her style incorporates trip hop, electronic and ethnic music.-Albums:-Singles:-Trivia:...

    , Russian musician who is the main vocalist of the band with the same name
  • Linda Barker
    Linda Barker
    Linda Barker is an English interior designer and television presenter.-Education:Barker studied Fine Arts at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design in Farnham. She then did odd jobs in various areas including fashion, before settling into a career as an interior designer...

    , British television presenter
  • Linda L. M. Bennett
    Linda L. M. Bennett
    Linda Louise M. Bennett was named president of the University of Southern Indiana by its Board of Trustees effective 2009 July 1, incumbent president H...

    , administrator and professor of political science at University of Southern Indiana
    University of Southern Indiana
    The University of Southern Indiana is a public university in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. This publicly funded institution has been among the fastest growingcomprehensive state universities in Indiana. Record fall enrollment in 2010 reached 10,702...

  • Linda Blair
    Linda Blair
    Linda Denise Blair is an American actress. Blair is best known for her role as the possessed child, Regan, in the 1973 film The Exorcist, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and two Golden Globes, winning one. She reprised her role in 1977's Exorcist II: The Heretic.-Biography:Blair...

    , American actress
  • Linda Bove
    Linda Bove
    Linda Bove is a deaf American actress who played the part of Linda the Librarian on the children's television program Sesame Street from 1971 to 2003.-Sesame Street:...

    , American actress
  • Belinda Carlisle
    Belinda Carlisle
    Belinda Jo Carlisle is an American singer who gained worldwide fame as the lead vocalist of the Go-Go's, one of the most successful all-female bands and the first such group whose members wrote their own songs and played their own instruments...

    , American singer
  • Lynda Carter
    Lynda Carter
    Lynda Jean Carter is an American actress and singer, best known for being Miss World USA and as the star of the 1970s television series The New Original Wonder Woman and The New Adventures of Wonder Woman ....

    , American actress famous for her portrayal of Wonder Woman
  • Linda Chung
    Linda Chung
    Linda Chung Ka-yan is a Canadian TVB actress and singer based in Hong Kong. She entered the industry in 2004 when she won the 2004 Miss Chinese International Pageant. She is now an actress under TVB and a singer under the Star Entertainment label...

    , Chinese-Canadian actress
  • Linda Clement
    Linda Clement
    Linda Clement is a female field hockey forward and midfielder from Scotland. She plays club hockey for Bonagrass Grove, and made her debut for the Women's National Team in 1999. A resident of Edinburgh Clement represented Scotland in the U17 schoolgirls athletics team in 1996.-References:*...

    , Scottish field hockey player
  • Linda Coffee
    Linda Coffee
    Linda Nellene Coffee is an attorney living in Dallas, Texas. Coffee is best known for representing Norma McCorvey , a pregnant woman who desired an abortion, in the precedent-setting United States Supreme Court case Roe v...

    , American lawyer famous for representing Jane Roe
    John Doe
    The name "John Doe" is used as a placeholder name in a legal action, case or discussion for a male party, whose true identity is unknown or must be withheld for legal reasons. The name is also used to refer to a male corpse or hospital patient whose identity is unknown...

     in Roe v. Wade
    Roe v. Wade
    Roe v. Wade, , was a controversial landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. The Court decided that a right to privacy under the due process clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to a woman's decision to have an abortion,...

  • Linda Consolante
    Linda Consolante
    Linda Hathorn is a female football defender, who won the silver medal with the Canadian women's national soccer team at the 2003 Pan American Games....

    , Canadian football (soccer) defender
  • Linda Darnell
    Linda Darnell
    Linda Darnell was an American film actress.Darnell was a model as a child, and progressed to theater and film acting as an adolescent. At the encouragement of her mother, she made her first film in 1939, and appeared in supporting roles in big budget films for 20th Century Fox throughout the 1940s...

    , American actress
  • Linda de Mol
    Linda de Mol
    Linda Margaretha de Mol , known as Linda de Mol, is a Dutch actress and television presenter in the Netherlands and in Germany. She is the sister of Endemol founder John de Mol...

    , Dutch entertainer
  • Linda Evans
    Linda Evans
    Linda Evans is an American actress. She is known primarily for her roles on television, and rose to fame playing Audra Barkley in the 1960s Western TV series, The Big Valley...

    , American actress
  • Linda Evangelista
    Linda Evangelista
    Linda Evangelista is a Canadian model. She has been featured on over 600 magazine covers and has garnered work on numerous modeling assignments with companies, most recently with L'Oréal.- Early years :...

    , Canadian supermodel
    The term supermodel refers to a highly-paid fashion model who usually has a worldwide reputation and often a background in haute couture and commercial modeling. The term became prominent in the popular culture of the 1980s. Supermodels usually work for top fashion designers and labels...

  • Linda Fiorentino
    Linda Fiorentino
    Linda Fiorentino is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Dogma, Vision Quest, Men in Black, After Hours and The Last Seduction.-Personal life:...

    , Italian-American actress
  • Linda Grant, British journalist and author, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction
    Orange Prize for Fiction
    The Orange Prize for Fiction is one of the United Kingdom's most prestigious literary prizes, annually awarded to a female author of any nationality for the best original full-length novel written in English, and published in the United Kingdom in the preceding year...

     and nominated for the Booker Prize
  • Linda Gray
    Linda Gray
    Linda Ann Gray is an American actress, best known for her role as Sue Ellen Ewing on the television prime-time soap opera Dallas.-Career:Prior to acting, Gray began working as a model in the 1960s...

    , American actress
  • Linda Hamilton
    Linda Hamilton
    Linda Carroll Hamilton is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Sarah Connor in The Terminator and its sequel Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Catherine Chandler in the television series Beauty and the Beast, for which she was nominated for two Golden Globes and an Emmy...

    , American actress
  • Linda Hogan, wife of Hulk Hogan
    Hulk Hogan
    Terrance Gene "Terry" Bollea , better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American Semi-retired professional wrestler, actor, television personality, and musician currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling ....

  • Linda Knowles
    Linda Knowles
    Linda Yvonne Knowles is a retired track and field athlete, who represented Great Britain in the women's high jump event at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. She won the bronze medal at the 1962 European Championships in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.She married the Swedish decathlete Lennart...

    , British high jumper
  • Linda Lampenius, Finnish violinist
  • Linda Lavin
    Linda Lavin
    Linda Lavin is an American singer and actress. She is best known for playing the title character in the sitcom Alice and for her Broadway performances.After acting as a child, Lavin joined the Compass Players in the late 1950s...

    , American actress
  • Linda Liao
    Linda Liao
    Linda Liao Pei Ling born May 24, 1981) is a Taiwanese singer, actress, MTV Mandarin VJ and professional gamer. She went to Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.-Career:...

    , Taiwanese celebrity
  • Linda Lingle
    Linda Lingle
    Linda Lingle was the sixth Governor of Hawaii. Lingle holds a number of distinctions: first Republican elected governor of Hawaii since the departure of William F...

    , governor of Hawaii
  • Lynda Lopez
    Lynda Lopez
    Lynda López is an Emmy Award-winning Puerto Rican American journalist and the youngest sister of actress and singer Jennifer Lopez.-Early years:...

    , a.k.a. "Ly Lo", American broadcaster and journalist
  • Linda Lovelace
    Linda Lovelace
    Linda Susan Boreman , better known by her stage name Linda Lovelace, was an American pornographic actress who was famous for her performance of deep throat fellatio in the enormously successful 1972 hardcore porn film Deep Throat...

    , American pornographic actress, later an anti-pornography activist
  • Linda Lusardi
    Linda Lusardi
    Linda Lusardi is an English actress, television presenter and former Page Three Girl. She is married to the actor Samuel Kane; they have two children, both born in Enfield, London: Lucy Anne and Jack Francis ....

     (born 1958), British actress, television presenter and former glamour model
  • Linda McCartney
    Linda McCartney
    Linda Louise McCartney, Lady McCartney was an American photographer, musician and animal rights activist. Her father and mother were Lee Eastman and Louise Sara Lindner Eastman....

    , first wife of Paul McCartney
  • Linda Olofsson
    Linda Olofsson (swimmer)
    Linda Olofsson , later Linda Andersson, is a former female freestyle swimmer from Sweden. She competed twice at the Summer Olympics for her native country, in 1992 and 1996, both in the women's 50 m freestyle and the women's 4×100 m freestyle.-References:...

    , Swedish freestyle swimmer
  • Linda Papadopoulos
    Linda Papadopoulos
    Linda Papadopoulos is a Cypriot-Canadian psychologist based in England. She is the author of numerous academic texts such as "Psychodermatology", "Becoming a Therapist", "Psychological Approaches to Dermatology" and several popular psychology texts including The Man Manual, "What Men Say what...

    , English - Greek Psychologist
  • Linda Perry
    Linda Perry
    Linda Perry is an American rock musician, songwriter, and record producer. Once best known as the lead singer and primary songwriter of 4 Non Blondes, Perry has founded two record labels and has become a major songwriter and producer...

    , an American singer, songwriter and record producer
  • Linda Pétursdóttir
    Linda Pétursdóttir
    Linda Pétursdóttir is a former Miss World from Vopnafjörður, Iceland. She is now a business woman running Baðhúsið, The Bath House, a ladies-only health spa. After a period in Vancouver, Canada, she has returned to her native Iceland and given birth to a daughter Isabella Cohen.-External links:*...

    , Miss World
    Miss World
    The Miss World pageant is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant. It was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951...

     from Iceland
    Iceland , described as the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic and European island country in the North Atlantic Ocean, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Iceland also refers to the main island of the country, which contains almost all the population and almost all the land area. The country has a population...

     and businesswoman
  • Lynda Randle
    Lynda Randle
    Lynda Tait Randle, alto singer of southern gospel, was born in 1962 and grew up in the inner city of Washington, DC.-Gaither Homecoming:Randle is most well known as a Gaither Homecoming Artist and markets a number of singing videos featuring her mellow alto voice in gospel music, particularly...

    , African American
    African American
    African Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have at least partial ancestry from any of the native populations of Sub-Saharan Africa and are the direct descendants of enslaved Africans within the boundaries of the present United States...

     singer of southern gospel
    Southern Gospel
    Southern Gospel music—at one time also known as "quartet music"—is music whose lyrics are written to express either personal or a communal faith regarding biblical teachings and Christian life, as well as to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music...

  • Linda Ronstadt
    Linda Ronstadt
    Linda Ronstadt is an American popular music recording artist. She has earned eleven Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums, in addition to Tony Award and Golden...

    , American singer
  • Linda Schrenko
    Linda Schrenko
    Linda Schrenko is a former superintendent of schools in the U.S. state of Georgia who was convicted on an embezzlement scheme and sentenced to 8 years in prison.- Biography :Schrenko was born on July 24, 1949, in Millen, Georgia...

    , American politician from the state of Georgia
  • Linda Seppänen, Swedish singer and one of the contestants in Swedish Idol 2006
  • Linda Sheskey
    Linda Sheskey
    Linda Sheskey is a retired female middle distance runner from the United States, who was born as Linda Detlefsen. She competed in the 1980s for her native country. Sheskey set her personal best in the women's 1,500 metres event on July 16, 1987 at a meet in Paris, France.-Achievements:-References:*...

    , American middle distance runner
  • Linda Smith
    Linda Smith (comedian)
    Linda Helen Smith was a British stand-up comic and comedy writer. She appeared regularly on Radio 4 panel games, and was voted "Wittiest Living Person" by listeners in 2002...

    , British comedienne and radio personality
  • Linda Staudt
    Linda Staudt
    Linda Staudt is a retired female long-distance runner from Canada. She won the 1981 edition of the Tokyo International Women's Marathon, clocking a total time of 2:34:28.-Achievements:-References:...

    , Canadian long-distance runner
  • Linda Thompson (disambiguation)
    Linda Thompson (disambiguation)
    Linda Thompson is the name of:*Linda Thompson , American actress and songwriter*Linda Thompson , British folk singer and ex-wife of Fairport Convention's Richard Thompson...

  • Lynda Tolbert-Goode, American hurdler
  • Linda Tripp
    Linda Tripp
    Linda Rose Tripp was a central figure in the Lewinsky scandal of 1998 and 1999 that led to the impeachment and subsequent acquittal of U.S. President Bill Clinton.-Early life and government employment:...

    , a Pentagon employee involved in the Lewinsky scandal of U.S. President Bill Clinton
  • Linda Voortman
    Linda Voortman
    Linda Geertruida Johanna Voortman is a Dutch politician and former trade unionist. As a member of GreenLeft she has been an MP since June 17, 2010...

    , Dutch politician
  • Linda Wagenmakers
    Linda Wagenmakers
    Linda Wagenmakers is a Dutch singer. She represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 in Stockholm, Sweden, and finished the competition in 12th place with the song "No Goodbyes".-External links:* *...

  • Linda Züblin
    Linda Züblin
    Linda Züblin is a female heptathlete from Switzerland, who competed for her native country at the 2008 Summer Olympics.-Achievements:-External links:*...

    , Swiss heptathlete

Fictional characters

  • Linda
    Linda (Estonian mythology)
    In the Estonian mythology and Kreutzwald's epic "Kalevipoeg", Linda was the mother of Kalevipoeg and the wife of Kalev.She has given the name to several Estonian locations, including the Lindakivi in Lake Ülemiste...

    , character in the Estonia
    Estonia , officially the Republic of Estonia , is a state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia , and to the east by Lake Peipsi and the Russian Federation . Across the Baltic Sea lies...

    n national epic
    National epic
    A national epic is an epic poem or a literary work of epic scope which seeks or is believed to capture and express the essence or spirit of a particular nation; not necessarily a nation-state, but at least an ethnic or linguistic group with aspirations to independence or autonomy...

    Kalevipoeg is an epic poem by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald held to be the Estonian national epic.- Origins : There existed an oral tradition within Ancient Estonia of legends explaining the origin of the world...

    , mother of the main hero, wife of Kalev
    Kalev (mythology)
    In Estonian mythology and Kreutzwald's epic poem "Kalevipoeg", King Kalev was the father of King Kalevipoeg and the husband of Linda.Toompea, a hill in the centre of Tallinn, was said to be the tumulus over his grave, erected by Linda in memory of him. It is now Estonia's centre of government.In an...

  • Linda Lee, secret identity of Supergirl
    Supergirl is a female counterpart to the DC Comics Superman. As his cousin, she shares his super powers and vulnerability to Kryptonite. She was created by writer Otto Binder and designed by artist Al Plastino in 1959. She first appeared in the Action Comics comic book series and later branched out...

    , Kara Zor-El
    Supergirl (Kara Zor-El)
    Kara Zor-El is a fictional character appearing in comic books published by DC Comics and related media, created by writer Otto Binder and designed by artist Al Plastino. As Supergirl, Kara Zor-El serves as the biological cousin and female counterpart to DC Comic's iconic superhero Superman, created...

  • Linda Flynn, the mother of Phineas and Candace Flynn and stepmother of Ferb Fletcher from the Disney Channel
    Disney Channel
    Disney Channel is an American basic cable and satellite television network, owned by the Disney-ABC Television Group division of The Walt Disney Company. It is under the direction of Disney-ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney. The channel's headquarters is located on West Alameda Ave. in...

     original series Phineas and Ferb
    Phineas and Ferb
    Phineas and Ferb is an American animated television comedy series. Originally broadcast as a preview on August 17, 2007, on Disney Channel, the series follows Phineas Flynn and his English stepbrother Ferb Fletcher on summer vacation. Every day the boys embark on some grand new project, which...

  • Wife of the protagonist in Karin Boye's 1940 novel Kallocain.
  • Linda is a character in John Carpenter
    John Carpenter
    John Howard Carpenter is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, editor, composer, and occasional actor. Although Carpenter has worked in numerous film genres in his four-decade career, his name is most commonly associated with horror and science fiction.- Early life :Carpenter was born...

    's horror movie Halloween
    Hallowe'en , also known as Halloween or All Hallows' Eve, is a yearly holiday observed around the world on October 31, the night before All Saints' Day...

     (1978) and in Rob Zombie
    Rob Zombie
    Rob Zombie is an American musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer. He founded the heavy metal band White Zombie and has been nominated three times as a solo artist for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.Zombie has also established a career as a film director, creating the...

    's remake of the film Halloween.
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