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Linus, a male given name, is the Latin form of the Greek name Linos. It's a common given name in Sweden. The origin of the name is unknown although the name appears in antiquity both as a musician who taught Apollo and as a son of Apollo who died in infancy.[1]




  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick; Hodges, Flavia; Hardcastle, Kate (2006). A Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-19-157854-0.