Linden

Gender: Masculine
Origin: English

The name comes directly from the English word for the tree. The name itself is derived from the Anglo-Saxon lind meaning “lenient; flexible.”

It is currently the 88th most popular male name in British Columbia, Canada (2010). Its recent spike in popularity may be due to the fame of Canadian hockey player Linden Rowat (b.1989).

Sources

  1. http://www.behindthename.com/top/lists/ca/2010
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linden_tree
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Liepa

Gender: Feminine

Origin: Lithuanian
Meaning: “july; lime tree; linden.”
(LEH-pah)
The name of the month of July in Lithuanian is Liepa which got its name from the tree. The designated nameday for this name is July 1st.