Origin: Old Norse
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)