From Chinese 林 (lín) meaning "forest" or 琳 (lín) meaning "fine jade, gem".
Description of the name:
Lin is a powerful, passionate and extremely magnetic woman who was born to lead, plan and orchestrate. More concrete and practical than truly intellectual, she is resourceful, active, dynamic and prepared to fight for a causes that is close to her heart. Rather self-satisfied, she is courageous and full of vitality which can result in a certain abruptness, impatience or irritability. She is therefore often inclined to physical exercise which provides this lively individual with an excellent outlet for her excess energy. Because she has a great need for independence, Lin has difficulty bending to anyone´s authority, loathes all forms of hierarchy and is quite an argumentative person. As far as she is concerned, age is nothing but a number and merit is based on personal value, which in turn is measurable by concrete achievement, not years or rank. Her frank and direct attitude can make her a few enemies or at least attract conflict, which she nonetheless consciously or unconsciously seems to seek. The material realm is important to her and she never loses sight of the financial side of life. She could turn out to be an excellent business woman or a wonderful manageress because she instinctively senses if a venture will be profitable. As a child, Lin is neither docile, flexible nor patient. Occasionally bad-tempered and touchy, she can be irascible and rebellious. If she feels out of her depth in a situation then the claws are likely to come out! But deep down, Lin is an affectionate, sensitive and emotional child who tends to live in the present moment with such intensity that things can get blown out of all proportion. Sport and physical exercise are to be encouraged.
“Command of the self is a goal of every person, because in absence of a personal identity and deprived of the ability to direct our actions we lack the means purposefully to interact with the external environment. Lacking self-control and deprived of the ability intentionally to engage with the world places us in a precarious position. Demonstrating self-doubt, personal ambivalence, and hesitation when action is called for endangers us, subjecting us to the capriciousness of the world filled with anarchy, chaos, and violence.”