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Meaning and name origin

Lindsay \l(i)-nd-say, lin-dsay\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Lindsay), is pronounced LIN-zee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Lindsay is "Lincoln's marsh; island of linden trees". Place name. The surname of some of the major Scottish and English noble families. Actress Lindsay Wagner; singer Lindsay Lohan.


Lindsay has 21 variant forms: Lind, Lindsea, Lindsee, Lindseigh, Lindsey, Lindsy, Linsay, Linsey, Linsie, Linzi, Linzee, Linzy, Lyndsay, Lyndsey, Lyndsie, Lynnsey, Lynnzey, Lynsey, Lynzey, Lynzi and Lynzy.

There is 1 masculine form of Lindsay: Linn.


Lindsay is a very popular first name for females (#302 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#974 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Lindsay for girls. Lindsay reached its highest rank of #47 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lindsay name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lindsay outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Lindsay and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lindsey (#570), Lindsay (#653), Lynsey, Lyndsey, Linsey and Lyndsay. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lindsay, Lindsey, Linsey, Lyndsay, Lyndsey, Lynsey in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lindsay, Lindsey outside U.S.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Lindka. This name tends to be less commonly used than Lindsay.