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.
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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Lindsey for girls. Lindsey entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #44 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is currently at #570. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of the girl name Lindsey and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Lindsey (#570 2 years ago) listed in the Top 1000 are Lindsay (#653 2 years ago), Lynsey, Lyndsey, Linsey and Lyndsay. Usage of these relations of Lindsey reached its apex during 1980-1989 (average #438) and has become much diminished since (#870, down 76.9%), with the versions Lindsey, Lindsay, Lyndsay, Lyndsey and Linsey falling out of fashion. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Lindey. This name tends to be less commonly used than Lindsey.