May 13 nameday: Linnea

The name is of Swedish origin, derived from the linnea plant, also known as Linnaea borealis or Linnéa, named for the famous Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus, who favored the small flower. Linnea is the provincial flower of Småland in southern Sweden, where Linnaeus was born.

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Linnea is the 9th most popular girl's name in Sweden. It has risen steadily in popularity since the 1970s, reaching a peak in 2003 as the 5th most popular name. Today, there are 71,105 women and girls in Sweden named Linnea.

The shorter name Linn is also celebrated on May 13.