Link is named Link because he is THE link, yes?
By - Mental-Ad-8756
Because he connects (Links) people together! This was said by Miyamoto and is written in Hyrule Historia
It’s because he links the player to the game. That’s what the historia says
Between us and the game world. Are you new to the series?
My uncle's name is Link lol
Did you take his sword and shield?
Shrooms or weed?
>*"When a player is playing a Zelda game, my desire is for the player to truly become Link -- that's why we named him Link, so the player is linked to the game and to the experience. Of course, the player can always change Link's name to their own name to further that notion should they want."* —Eiji Aonuma, 2007 ([Source](https://www.zeldadungeon.net/expanding-hyrule-player-representation-and-the-promise-of-inclusion/))
Link is named Link because he links the player to the game.
Because at the beginning, the triforce parts were technological chips for time travel, and Link used it to time travel, therefore being a link between different times