Common First Names For Lin


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Meaning & Origins

Chinese 林: from a word meaning ‘forest’. Bi Gan was a half-brother to Zhou Xin, the cruel and corrupt last king (1154–1123 BC) of the Shang dynasty. Bi Gan criticized his half-brother's excesses, and for this he had his belly ripped open and his heart cut out. His wife fled to Chang Forest, where she gave birth to a son. When Zhou Xin was toppled by the new Zhou dynasty, the new Zhou ruler granted the son some land together with the name Lin.
475th in the U.S.

Nicknames & variations

Lam, Lim, Lum, Lan, Lyn, Lem, Len, Lun, Lon, Lom

Quick facts

Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
to be exact
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