Meaning and Name Origin
Lindsay \l(i)-nd-say, lin-dsay\ as a girls' name (also used less generally as boys' 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 variants: Lind, Lindsea, Lindsee, Lindseigh, Lindsey▼, Lindsy, Linsay, Linsey▼, Linsie, Linzee, Linzi, Linzy, Lyndsay▼, Lyndsey▼, Lyndsie, Lynnsey, Lynnzey, Lynsey, Lynzey, Lynzi and Lynzy.
Lindsay has 1 masculine form: Linn.
Lindsay is a very popular first name for females (#302 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#974 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Lindsay for girls. Lindsay entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top position of #47 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is presently at #653. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Lindsay and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Lindsay (#653 a year ago) are Lindsey (#570 a year ago), Lynsey, Lyndsey, Linsey and Lyndsay. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during 1980-1989 and have become much less widespread since, with the versions Lindsey, Lindsay, Lyndsey, Linsey and Lyndsay becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Lindka. This name tends to be less frequently used than Lindsay.