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