Hlín, Lín

Gender: Feminine
Origin: Old Norse
Meaning: “protection.”

The name comes directly from the Old Norse word for, “protection.”

In the Poetic Edda, it appears as a byname of the goddess Frigg, the wife of Odin.

As of 2010, Lín was the 7th most popular female name in the Faroe Islands.

Other forms of the name include:

  • Hlin (Danish)
  • Lín (Faroese)
  • Hlín (Icelandic/Old Norse)
  • Lin (Norwegian)