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What does Lindsay mean?

Lindsay Pronunciation of Lindsay [lind-say] 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.

Associated with: old english, trees, surname, scottish, noble.


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.

1 masculine form: Linn.

Creative forms:
(female) Lindis, Lindsie, ..

(male) Lindman, Lindzo, ..

Middle name pairings:
Lindsay Peyton (L.P.), ..

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. Demographics)

Lindsay entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #44 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is presently at #846. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lindsay name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Lindsay (#846 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000 are Lindsey (#610 a year ago), Lyndsie, Lynsey, Lyndsey, Linsey, Lindsy and Lyndsay. These forms of Lindsay reached the height of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 1.14%) and have become much less conventional since (usage 0.04%, 96.8%), with versions like Lindsay becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lindsay, Lindsey, Lindsy, Linsey, Lyndsay in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lyndsey, Lyndsie, Lynsey in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Dinay, Laday, Landra, Lenda, Lida, Lidah, Lidia, Liesa, Lina, Linah, Linda, Lindee, Linden, Lindenn (see Linden), Lindey, Lindi, Lindie, Lindira (see Linda), Lindka, Lindon, Lindy, Lindynn, Linea, Linna, Linnae, Linnea, Lisa, Lissa, Lissy, Lundy, Lynda and Lyndy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Lindsay.

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