What does Lindsay mean?
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.
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)
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.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.