What does Lindsey mean?
Lindsey [lind-sey] as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Lindsey) is of Old English derivation, and the name Lindsey means "Lincoln's marsh; island of linden trees". Lindsey is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -ey, of Lindsay (Old English): place name. See also Lyndsey.
(female) Lindice, Ludsey, ..
(male) Lindis, Lindle, ..
How popular is Lindsey?
Lindsey is a very prominent first name for females (#301 out of 4276, Top 7%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#492 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Lindsey for girls. Lindsey entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top rank of #42 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is currently at #570. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a charted comparison of the history of the girl name Lindsey and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Lindsey (#570 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000 are Lindsay (#653 in recent rankings), Lyndsie, Lynsey, Lyndsey, Linsey, Lindsy and Lyndsay. Adoption of these relations of Lindsey reached its apex 34 years ago (average #748) and has become much diminished since (#1652, down 95.9%), with versions like Lyndsay falling out of fashion.
Suggested similar names are Ainsley▲, Birdey, Cidney, Cissey, Diedrey, Gipsey, Kinnsey, Kinsey, Ladey, Laidey, Lainey▲, Laisey, Laney▲, Langley, Lassey, Libbey, Lidie, Liese, Liesel, Lilley, Linda▼, Lindalee (see Linda), Lindee, Linden, Lindenn (see Linden), Lindey, Lindi, Lindie, Lindira (see Linda), Lindka, Lindon, Lindy, Lindynn, Linea, Linet, Linnae, Linnaea, Linnea, Linnet, Linnie▼, Lise, Lisel, Liset, Lissy, Litsea, Lundie, Lundy, Lynde, Lyndee, Lyndel, Lyndy, Lynley, Nainsey, Nansey, Pansey, Sidney▼, Sissey, Tansey and Wendey (see Wendy). These names tend to be less commonly used than Lindsey.