What does Lindsay mean?
Lindsay /lind-say/ [2 sylls.] 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.Kreatif forms: Lindsa, Lindsie. [more]
How popular is Lindsay?
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 (#1008 out of 150436, 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular varying forms of Lindsay (#653 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000 are Lindsey (#570 a year ago), Lynsey, Lyndsey, Linsey and Lyndsay. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5615%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.1295%, down 76.9%), with the versions Lindsey, Lindsay, Lyndsay, Lyndsey and Linsey becoming somewhat outmoded. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of Lindsay and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Lindka. This name tends to be less frequently used than Lindsay.