Linus Meaning and Origin

The name Linus is a boy’s name meaning “flax” and is of Latin origin. Latin form of the Greek name Linos. In Greek mythology, Linus was the son of Apollo and Calliope, he was a musician and inventor of melody and rhythm. The name Linus is currently not in the US top 1,000 names. Linus pairs well with the middle name Elliot. Similar names to consider are Lincoln, Cassius, Fergus, Lazarus, Magnus
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  1. Janelle M. Mason

    Of course, the name “Linus” reminds us of the Peanuts character. Beyond that, it’s a charming yet strong for a boy. Not surprisingly, it reminds me of a boy with an artistic bent. I ‘m fond of the name Linus. Since I’m a grandmother the only Linus I might name would be a new family pet!


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