There are multiple origins and meanings for the hugely popular name Linda:
1. German extremely popular name, comes from the Germanic word (lind/linde) meaning - "tender, soft, mild, gentle, meek" or derived from (linde) - "linden, limewood"
2. Comes from the Spanish word lindo, means - "cute; beautifu; pretty; nice; neat"
3. Shortened form of the given name Belinda and translates as - "beautiful"
4. Norse word, etymology (definition) - "snake".